What does the word nestling mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A young bird in the nest.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Recently hatched.

Usage examples for nestling

  1. She had her arms around her father's neck, her head nestling on his shoulder before he had fairly entered the door. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Nestling herself close by his side, Carlen looked over into the water. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  3. He would listen eagerly, and, standing at his mother's knee, or nestling in her arms, follow the sweet voice that could make the highest things so simple to his childish understanding. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes