fledgePronunciation: (flej), [key]
—v., fledged, fledg•ing,
to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly.
to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage.
to provide (an arrow) with feathers.
(of a young bird) to acquire the feathers necessary for flight.
(of young birds) able to fly.
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