[ adjective ] young and inexperienced
"a fledgling enterprise" "a fledgling skier" "an unfledged lawyer"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
This is when his troubles begin , not_to_mention a fledgling artist who he hires , and who turns_out to have ideas of his own , with particular respect_to the hero 's sweetheart secretary .
[ adjective ] of a young bird just having acquired its flight feathers
"a fledgling robin"
Used in print(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
Dead fledgling birds , their squashed looking nakedness and the odor of decay that clung_to the hand when they had been buried in our graveyard in_front_of the purple flags .