- The definition of full-fledged is complete or fully developed, or a bird with all its feathers.
When you graduate from being an electrician in training to being licensed and able to work on your own, this is an example of when you are a full-fledged electrician.
full-fledged definition by Webster's New World
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- having a complete set of feathers: said of birds
- completely developed or trained; of full rank or status
full-fledged definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having reached full development; mature.
- Having full status or rank: a full-fledged lawyer.
- Having fully developed adult plumage.