1. [ verb ] decorate with feathers, as of an arrow or dart
Synonyms: flight
Related terms: decorate
2. [ verb ] feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
Related terms: rear
3. [ verb ] grow feathers, of birds
Synonyms: feather

"A fledgling sparrow fell out of its nest"

Related terms: grow feather
Similar spelling:   fledged