Sel"vage, Sel"vedge (?), n. [Self + edge, i. e., its own proper edge; cf. OD. selfegge.]
The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling.
The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.
A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4.
© Webster 1913.