Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A quill or flight feather of a bird's wing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a quill
  • n. the flight feather of a bird

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, one of the flight-feathers; one of the large stiff quill-feathers of a bird's wing which form most of its spread and correspond to the rectrices or rudder-feathers of the tail.

Etymologies

Latin rēmex, rēmig-, rower : rēmus, oar; + agere, to drive; see act.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin rower (Wiktionary)

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