Definition of hatchling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hatchling

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhætʃlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhætʃlɪŋ//
 
Birds
 
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a baby bird or animal which has just come out of its shell See related entries: Birds
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hatchling