verb (used with object), fledged, fledg·ing.
verb (used without object), fledged, fledg·ing.
Origin of fledge
Examples from the Web for fledge
I've watched 'em break shell an' come out an' fledge an' learn to fly an' begin to sing, till I think I'm one of 'em.The Secret Garden|Frances Hodgson Burnett
At that tyme my cat got a fledge yong sparrow which had onely a right wyng naturally.The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee|John Dee
And look here, Fledge, why do William's toes turn out at such a fearful angle?The Halo|Bettina von Hutten
The Emperor of France is said to be interested in the art of flying and to have given money to fledge some inventions.
I again took it up, and he continued, 'James, Byron hits the mark where I don't even pretend to fledge my arrow.'Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart
Word Origin for fledge
Old English *-flycge (Kentish -flecge),an adjective meaning "having the feathers, fit to fly," from West Germanic *fluggja- (cf. Middle Dutch vlugge, Low German flügge), from root meaning "to fly" (see fly (v.)). As a verb, it is first attested in English 1560s. Related: Fledged; fledging.