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1. A horizontal projection forming a narrow shelf on a wall.
2. A cut or projection forming a shelf on a cliff or rock wall.
3. An underwater ridge or rock shelf.
4. A level of rock-bearing ore; a vein.

[Middle English, crossbar, probably from leggen, to lay, from Old English lecgan; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

ledg′y adj.
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