Examples from the Web for sapling
Obama planted a sapling in the garden of the presidential residence and even quoted a story from the Jewish Talmud.Obama and Netanyahu Make Peace During President’s First Israel Visit|Eli Lake|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Let me whittle the bark off the sapling, so it will not hurt your hands.How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion|George W. Peck
As he spoke he moved across to the sapling where was fastened his horse, loosed him, and sprang into the saddle.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
To carry our unusual prizes, we formed a long pole from a sapling, to which we secured the creatures side by side.With Axe and Rifle|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for sapling
Word Origin and History for sapling
early 14c., from sap (n.1) + diminutive suffix -ling. This probably is the source of American English slang sap (n.3) "club, short staff" (1899) and the verb sap (v.2) "to hit (someone) with a sap" (1926).