ledge: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (lej), [key]
— n., v., ledged, ledg•ing.
  1. a relatively narrow, projecting part, as a horizontal, shelflike projection on a wall or a raised edge on a tray.
  2. a more or less flat shelf of rock protruding from a cliff or slope.
  3. a reef, ridge, or line of rocks in the sea or other body of water.
    1. a layer or mass of rock underground.
    2. a lode or vein.
  4. a member similar to but larger than a cleat.
  5. a minor transverse deck beam running between regular deck beams to form part of a coaming.
  1. to assemble (a door or the like) with ledges.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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