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What is "Down" - Definition & Explanation

Fine feathers from waterfowl (ducks and geese) used for stuffing.
The soft, fluffy fiber or underfeathers of ducks, geese, or other water fowl. Used primarily for insulation in outerwear garments.

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A closure or fastener used to secure bras, corsets, some shape wear and other garments. The fastener includes a small hook secured to one side of the garment that grasps a small loop (the eye)...

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