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Definition of "ledge" []

  • A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall. (noun)
  • A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall. (noun)
  • An underwater ridge or rock shelf. (noun)
  • A level of rock-bearing ore; a vein. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ledge" in a sentence
  • "On the ledge is a potted plant (a white rose, 'natch) and Mary Jane (taking the place of the dog ... hmmm, that could be taken the wrong way,) but waving him off to his grand adventure becoming a hero."
  • "That ledge is the only good spot we have to keep a fish, and no tank any larger will safely fit."
  • "Several days later, the family learned that it had come down on a mountain ledge; terrified goat herders fell down on their knees in prayers, believing it was the Holy Ghost descending."