- Present participle of fledge.
Variant of fledge
intransitive verbfledged, fledging
to grow the feathers necessary for flying
Origin of fledge; from Middle English flegge, ready to fly ; from Old English (un)flycge, (un)fledged, akin to Middle High German vlücke, Middle Dutch vlugghe: for Indo-European base see fly
- to rear (a young bird) until it is able to fly
- to supply or adorn with or as if with feathers or down; specif., to fit (an arrow, etc.) with feathers