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Dictionary Definition

ledge n : a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water [syn: shelf]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.
  2. A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
  3. A layer or stratum.
  4. A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
  5. A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
  6. See lege.

Translations

shelf
of rocks
layer
lode
timber

Extensive Definition

Ledge may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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