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



    BrE BrE//ledʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ledʒ//
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  1. 1a narrow flat piece of rock that sticks out from a cliff seabirds nesting on rocky ledges
  2. 2a narrow flat shelf fixed to a wall, especially one below a window She put the vase of flowers on the window ledge.
  3. see also sill
    Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a strip of wood or other material fixed across a door, gate, etc.): perhaps from an early form of lay (verb). The current senses date from the mid 16th cent.Extra examples I felt along the ledge at the top of the door. The climbers were clinging to a ledge hundreds of feet above the sea. The phone was perched precariously on the window ledge.
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