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Word meaning quill

n. One of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather.
n. A pen for writing made by sharpening and splitting the point or nib of the stock of a feather; as, history is the proper subject of his quill.
n. A spine of the hedgehog or porcupine.
n. The pen of a squid. See Pen.
n. The plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.
n. The tube of a musical instrument.
n. Something having the form of a quill
n. The fold or plain of a ruff.
n. A spindle, or spool, as of reed or wood, upon which the thread for the woof is wound in a shuttle.
n. A hollow spindle.
v. t. To plaint in small cylindrical ridges, called quillings; as, to quill a ruffle.
v. t. To wind on a quill, as thread or yarn.

Crossword clues for quill

- Feather pen


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