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ledge

[ lej ]
/ lɛdʒ /
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noun
verb (used with object), ledged, ledg·ing.
to assemble (a door or the like) with ledges.
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Origin of ledge

1300–50; Middle English legge, perhaps derivative of leggen to lay1; compare Middle High German legge layer, edge, Old English lecg part of a weapon

OTHER WORDS FROM ledge

ledgeless, adjectiveun·ledged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ledge

ledge
/ (lɛdʒ) /

noun
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

Derived forms of ledge

ledgy or ledged, adjective

Word Origin for ledge

C14 legge, perhaps from leggen to lay 1
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