onderbaatjie, noun

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Also onderbaatje.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch onderbaadje) waistcoat, onder under + baatjie jacket.
obs., Ostrich-farming
The two rows of feathers taken from beneath the wing (or those from the underside of the wing) of an ostrich. See also black noun sense 2, drab, feather sense a, floss, wing.
1896 R. Wallace Farming Indust. of Cape Col. 230Drabs, two rows of body feathers from the upper side of the wing, and two rows below it, termed ‘onderbaatje,’ are pulled.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 127Onderbaatjie, The undercoat of feathers of an ostrich, so called because it resembles a waistcoat.
The two rows of feathers taken from beneath the wing (or those from the underside of the wing) of an ostrich.

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