- 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.
Origin of ledge
Examples from the Web for ledging
Historical Examples of ledging
Ledging the lid crossways on the coffin, he placed his hand gently upon Camilla's brow.Hugo
- 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
Word Origin for ledge
late 13c., "crossbar on a door," perhaps from Middle English verb leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Sense of "narrow shelf" is first recorded 1550s; "shelf-like projection of rock" is from 1550s.