- The definition of a ledge is a shelf or ridge that sticks out from something.
An example of a ledge is the cliff of a mountain that you can stand on.
A man jumps from one ledge to another
- a shelf or shelflike projection
- a projecting ridge of rocks
- such a ridge under the surface of the water near the shore
- Mining a vein
Origin of ledgeMiddle English legge, probably ; from base of leggen, to lay
- A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
- A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
- An underwater ridge or rock shelf.
- A level of rock-bearing ore; a vein.
Origin of ledgeMiddle English, crossbar, probably from leggen, to lay, from Old English lecgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- (geology) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
- A layer or stratum.
- A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
- (architecture) A (door or window) lintel .
- (architecture) A cornice.
- A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.
- (slang) A lege; a legend.
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