Definition of


  1. (noun, object) a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

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Synonyms of Ledge


Alternate forms of Ledge

Hyponyms: berm

Hypernyms: ridge

Origin of the word Ledge

  1. c.1272, "crossbar on a door," perhaps from M.E. verb leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Sense of "narrow shelf" is first recorded 1558; "shelf-like projection of rock" is from 1555. more

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