Etymology
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ledge (n.)

late 13c., "crossbar on a door," perhaps [OED] from the Middle English verb leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.), and compare ledger). Others suggest a Scandinavian source cognate with Swedish lagg "the rim of a cask." Sense of "narrow shelf" is first recorded 1550s; that of "shelf-like projection of rock" is from 1550s.

updated on May 08, 2017

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Definitions of ledge from WordNet

ledge (n.)
a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water;
Synonyms: shelf
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.