- a layer or mass of rock underground.
- a lode or vein.
verb (used with object), ledged, ledg·ing.
Origin of ledge
Examples from the Web for ledging
Ledging the lid crossways on the coffin, he placed his hand gently upon Camilla's brow.Hugo|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for ledging
Word Origin for ledge
Word Origin and History for ledging
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.