|1.||[ noun ] any new participant in some activity|
|Synonyms:||newcomer freshman fledgling neophyte entrant newbie starter|
|Related terms:||novice recruit originate|
|2.||[ adjective ] of a young bird just having acquired its flight feathers|
"a fledgling robin"
|3.||[ noun ] (zoology) young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying|