featherbed


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, industry, etc.) in order to avoid dismissing redundant workers.
featherbedder, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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