Definition of quill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kwɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwɪl//
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  1. 1 (also quill feather) a large feather from the wing or tail of a bird
  2. 2(also quill pen) a pen made from a quill feather
  3. 3 one of the long sharp stiff spines on a porcupine
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the senses ‘hollow stem’ and ‘shaft of a feather’): probably from Middle Low German quiele.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quill