- feather bed
- nouna mattress stuffed with feathers• Syn: ↑featherbed• Hypernyms: ↑mattress
* * *noun1.a. : a feather mattressb. : a bed having a feather mattress2. : a markedly easy and comfortable state or position : sinecure3. : a bed often formed in pools and shallow lakes by the crowded growth of stoneworts; also : a stonewort of the genus Chara
* * *a mattress or a bed cover, as a quilt, stuffed with soft feathers.
* * *feather bed nounA mattress filled with feathers or down• • •Main Entry: ↑feather
* * *–v.i.to practice featherbedding.–v.t.1. to arrange (work) under conditions of featherbedding.2. to employ (workers) in addition to those needed: »
... results in such frequent job changes that production is disrupted and laid-off employes often must be featherbedded (Wall Street Journal).–n.the practice or condition of featherbedding: »
They [railroad unions] cannot call an immediate strike to bring back the featherbed (New York Times).–feath´er|bed´der, noun.feather bed,1. a soft, warm mattress, quilt, or bedcovering stuffed with feathers.2. a bed with such a mattress.
* * *noun, pl ⋯ beds [count]: a bed with a mattress that is filled with feathers
Useful english dictionary. 2012.