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Definition of "nestling" []

  • A bird too young to leave its nest. (noun)
  • A young child. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nestling" in a sentence
  • "Semi-consciously she half-turned on her side, curved her free arm on the pillow and nestled her head on it, and drew her body up in nestling curves in the way Dick knew she loved to sleep."
  • "He picked out another nestling from the young brood, and again sailed away."
  • "I thought the idea of nestling an arena inside four towers was really, really interesting, and I thought it would have been a really exciting project."