|1.||[ noun ] any new participant in some activity|
|Synonyms:||newcomer freshman neophyte starter entrant newbie fledgeling|
|Related terms:||novice recruit originate|
|2.||[ adjective ] young and inexperienced|
"a fledgling enterprise" "a fledgling skier" "an unfledged lawyer"
|3.||[ adjective ] of a young bird just having acquired its flight feathers|
"a fledgling robin"
|4.||[ noun ] (zoology) young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying|