Definition of fledged in English:

fledged

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Pronunciation: /flɛʤd
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a young bird) having wing feathers that are large enough for flight; able to fly: a recently fledged bird
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    • Banding usually takes place during July-September (most bandings in this study occurred during August), and both young, fledged birds and adults are banded by capturing birds in bait traps.
    • Near one of the lakes I saw 8 pied kingfishers perched on the top of a date palm, it may have been the parent birds with their recently fledged young.
    • Fledging success (proportion of hatchlings that resulted in fledged young) was considered as a partial measure of reproductive success.
  • 1.1 [in combination] (Of a person or thing) having just taken on the role specified: a newly fledged Detective Inspector
  • 1.2chiefly • literary (Of an arrow) fitted with feathers.

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