I. adjective Date: 1938 calling for, sanctioning, or resulting from featherbedding <
a featherbed rule
a featherbed job
II. verb Date: 1949 intransitive verb 1. a. to require that more workers be hired than are needed b. to limit production under a featherbed rule 2. to do featherbed work or put in time under a featherbed rule transitive verb 1. to bring under a featherbed rule 2. to assist (as an industry) by government aid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Featherbed — (Сомерсет Уэст,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: Адрес: 14 Alamein Road, 713 …   Каталог отелей

  • featherbed — n. 1. a mattress stuffed with feathers. Syn: feather bed. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • featherbed — ☆ ☆ featherbed [feth′ərbed΄] adj. of, facilitating, or having to do with featherbedding vi., vt. featherbedded, featherbedding to engage in or subject to featherbedding …   English World dictionary

  • Featherbed — Featherbeds are traditionally used on top of mattresses to help make them softer. They can be made either with feathers, down, or a combination of both materials. Most people recommend that you shake out or fluff the featherbed often to keep the… …   Wikipedia

  • featherbed — /fedh euhr bed /, v.t., v.i., featherbedded, featherbedding. to subject to or engage in featherbedding. [1945 50; back formation from FEATHERBEDDING] * * * …   Universalium

  • featherbed — 1. noun A mattress stuffed with feathers 2. verb To treat someone with excessive indulgence; to pamper, cosset or mollycoddle …   Wiktionary

  • featherbed — n. soft mattress filled with feathers v. spoil, indulge; compel an employer to hire more workers than are needed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • featherbed — /ˈfɛðəbɛd/ (say fedhuhbed) noun 1. a mattress filled with feathers. 2. luxury; a pampered state generally. –verb (t) (featherbedded, featherbedding) 3. to pamper; shield from hardship. 4. to subsidise. 5. to limit the work done in (a factory,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • featherbed — I noun a mattress stuffed with feathers • Syn: ↑feather bed • Hypernyms: ↑mattress II verb 1. treat with excessive indulgence grandparents often pamper the children …   Useful english dictionary

  • Featherbed Railroad — (Upper Lake,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 2870 Lakeshore Blvd …   Каталог отелей

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”