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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from legge, an early form of LAY1

ledge

noun
     
Related topics: Nature, Buildings
ledge [countable]
1DN a narrow flat piece of rock that sticks out on the side of a mountain or cliff:
We crept carefully along the narrow ledge.
He leapt onto a ledge of rock.
2TBB a narrow shelf:
There's some money on the window ledge (=narrow shelf below the window).

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