What is featherbed?

  • (noun): A mattress stuffed with feathers.
    Synonyms: feather bed
    See also — Additional definitions below

Featherbed

A featherbed is a type of bedding 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 feathers evenly distributed.

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Some articles on featherbed:

Featherbed Frame - The Featherbed Name
... declared that it was like "riding on a featherbed" compared with riding the "garden gate" — and it has been called the featherbed frame ever since ...
Norton Motorcycle Company - Post War
... That was before the Featherbed frame appeared, developed for Norton by the McCandless brothers of Belfast in January 1950, used in the legendary Manx Norton and raced by riders including Geoff Duke ... Very quickly the featherbed frame, a design that allowed the construction of a motorcycle with good mass-stiffness distribution, became a benchmark by which all other frames were judged ... Norton Dominator was made available to export markets as the Model 88 with the Featherbed frame ...
Featherbed
... A featherbed is a type of bedding traditionally used on top of mattresses to help make them softer ... Most people recommend that you shake out or fluff the featherbed often to keep the feathers evenly distributed ... Featherbeds were only for the rich in the 14th century, but by the 19th century they were a comfort that ordinary people could aspire to - especially if they kept a few geese ...
Featherbed Frame
... The featherbed frame was a motorcycle frame developed by the British Norton motorcycle company to improve the performance of their racing motorcycles around the twisting and demanding Isle of Man TT ... The Featherbed was replaced with the Norton Isolastic frame for the Norton Commando in September 1967 but continues to be produced by specialist companies ...
Café Racer - Typical Configuration
... The most defining machine of its heyday was the homemade Norton Featherbed framed and Triumph Bonneville engined machine called "The Triton" ... fastest racing engine combined with the best handling frame of its day, the Featherbed frame by Norton Motorcycles ... Other combinations existed such as "Norvins", a Vincent V-Twin engine in a Featherbed frame and racing frames by Rickman or Seeley were also adopted for road use ...

More definitions of "featherbed":

  • (verb): Hire more workers than are necessary.