ledge


ledge

noun \ˈlej\

: a narrow, flat surface that sticks out from a wall

: a flat rock surface that sticks out from a cliff

Full Definition of LEDGE

1
:  a raised or projecting edge or molding intended to protect or check <a window ledge>
2
:  an underwater ridge or reef especially near the shore
3
a :  a narrow flat surface or shelf; especially :  one that projects from a wall of rock
b :  rock that is solid or continuous enough to form ledges :  bedrock <the field was full of ledge>
4
:  lode, vein
ledgy \ˈle-jē\ adjective

Examples of LEDGE

  1. birds perched on the ledge of a building
  2. a ledge on the side of the mountain

Origin of LEDGE

Middle English legge bar of a gate
First Known Use: 1535

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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