- 1Completely developed or established; of full status: David had become a fully fledged pilotMore example sentences
- Now, with more than 2100 flying hours logged up, he said he has finally achieved his ultimate goal - that of becoming a fully fledged airline pilot.
- While the local music industry is struggling, piracy has steadily grown into a fully fledged, parallel industry in its own right, one which reaps where it did not sow with arrogant impunity.
- Cella today becomes official, her conferrals are after taking place and she's been out in the robes, now a fully fledged and qualified teacher!
- 2(Of a bird) having developed all its feathers and able to fly.More example sentences
- Ichthyosaurs first appeared in the Early Triassic as fully fledged aquatic animals with no obvious ancestral forms.