Ledge (?), n. [Akin to AS. licgan to lie, Icel. liggja; cf. Icel. logg the ledge or rim at the bottom of a cask. See Lie to be prostrate.] [Formerly written lidge.]

1.

A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.

2.

A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

3.

A layer or stratum.

The lowest ledge or row should be of stone. Sir H. Wotton.

4. Mining

A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.

5. Shipbuilding

A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.

 

© Webster 1913.

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