a relatively narrow, projecting part, as a horizontal, shelflike projection on a wall or a raised edge on a tray.
a more or less flat shelf of rock protruding from a cliff or slope.
a reef, ridge, or line of rocks in the sea or other body of water.
a layer or mass of rock underground.
a lode or vein.
Carpentry. a member similar to but larger than a cleat.
Shipbuilding. a minor transverse deck beam running between regular deck beams to form part of a coaming.
to assemble (a door or the like) with ledges.
- ledgeless, adjective
- un·ledged, adjective
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How to use ledge in a sentence
I walked it at my own risk, trying to keep my balance on a narrow ledge, afraid, praying I’d make it the length of the bridge unscathed.A vacation town promises rest and relaxation. The water knows the truth. | Nneka M. Okona | August 26, 2021 | Vox
Sturdy wooden construction, an entrance hole big enough to accommodate adult owls, and a ledge or textured “front porch” area to let birds perch outside the nest box are all important considerations.
This mount has bendable legs that make the phone sit flat on uneven surfaces and even grip onto ledges and pipes.These Gear Hacks Got Me Through a 30,000-Mile Road Trip | agintzler | July 27, 2021 | Outside Online
Take in emerald-peak panoramas via rock ledges atop the 2,900-foot Speckled Mountain, accessible on routes like the eight-mile Bickford Brook Trail.
Later on Thursday, Hopkins clarified—again, it seems likely an agent or two talked him down from the ledge—that he wasn’t seriously considering an end to his career.The NFL’s COVID Plan Pisses Off Anti-Vaccine Players—but It Just Might Work | Robert Silverman | July 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The only catch—he never mined a thing and the tunnel led to a scenic ledge.
On a ledge is a small TV set and a cabinet with a few sad possessions spilling out.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On | Tina Brown | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In another chamber there was a hole inside of a ledge we put our hands through.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple | Michael Luongo | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We moved slowly down slippery stones, careful not to focus on the ledge to our right that dropped down to the mountain base.
And of course Baelish materialized (at just the right moment) to save Sansa and coax Lysa away from the ledge.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling) | Andrew Romano | May 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As he was toiling slowly up a narrow, rocky pass, he suddenly saw an Indian's head peering over the ledge.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Crawl up there again, Sarge, and look straight down at the first ledge from the bottom.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I "shinned," and reached the ledge with a good deal of skin peeled from various parts of my person.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He is dancing on an outcrop (that means a ledge of rock) in the middle of Australia at six o'clock before breakfast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
A very shallow sheet of water flowed down over a broad but nowise precipitous ledge of rock into the valley beneath.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for ledge
a narrow horizontal surface resembling a shelf and projecting from a wall, window, etc
a layer of rock that contains an ore; vein
a ridge of rock that lies beneath the surface of the sea
a narrow shelflike rock projection on a cliff or mountain
- ledgy or ledged, adjective
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