What does the word tyro mean?

Usage examples for tyro

  1. The tyro in composition should never seek after the heavy style. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  2. A tyro in cricket would make himself an object of ridicule in a high- class match; the novice in the art of rowing would be loth to display his feeble powers if thrust into a racing four with three tried oarsmen; and yet the embryo climber can see nothing absurd in attacking mountains of recognised difficulty. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent