Part of speech: noun

A young tree.

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Usage examples "sapling":

  1. The chain he made fast to the sapling. - "The Last of the Plainsmen", Zane Grey.
  2. Jellico hitched his way up a sapling, now bending under his weight. - "Voodoo Planet", Andrew North.
  3. My timber stretches back from the lake for eight miles; they either will have to go beyond that and truck in the logs for that distance, which would be ruinous as far as profits are concerned, or content themselves with scrub pine and sapling spruce. - "The White Desert", Courtney Ryley Cooper.