What is Quill?

Quill definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
one of the large feathers of the wing or tail of a bird.
the hard, hollow, basal part of a feather.
a feather, as of a goose, formed into a pen for writing.
one of the hollow spines on a porcupine or hedgehog.

a plectrum of a harpsichord.
a roll of bark, as of cinnamon, formed in drying.
a reed or other hollow stem on which yarn is wound.
a bobbin or spool.
a toothpick.
Machinery. a hollow shaft or sleeve through which another independently rotating shaft may pass.a shaft, joined to and supported by two other shafts or machines, for transmitting motion from one to the other.a rotating toolholder used in boring or facing internal angles.

a musical pipe, especially one made from a hollow reed.

verb (used with object)
Textiles. to arrange (fabric) in flutes or cylindrical ridges, as along the edge of a garment, hem, etc.to wind on a quill, as yarn.

to penetrate with, or as if with, a quill or quills.

to extract a quill or quills from: to quill a duck before cooking it.


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