Pronunciation: (flej), [key]
—v., fledged, fledg•ing,
1. to bring up (a young bird) until it is able to fly.
2. to furnish with or as if with feathers or plumage.
3. to provide (an arrow) with feathers.
(of a young bird) to acquire the feathers necessary for flight.
Archaic.(of young birds) able to fly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.