What does the word fledgling mean?

Usage examples for fledgling

  1. Laurence had gotten his first brief, and we two older fellows were somewhat like two old birds fluttering over an adventurous fledgling. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. The veriest fledgling in psychical science will now sit and discourse finically to you about the reporting powers of the mind in its trance state- just as though it was something quite new! – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel