The definition of a ledge is a shelf or ridge that sticks out from something.(noun)
An example of a ledge is the cliff of a mountain that you can stand on.
See ledge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME legge, prob. < base of leggen, to lay
See ledge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, crossbar
Origin: , probably from leggen, to lay
Origin: , from Old English lecgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
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