Meaning of “ledge” in the English Dictionary

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"ledge" in British English

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ledgenoun [ C ]

uk /ledʒ/ us /ledʒ/

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  • He had seen a rocky ledge above him, and he thought he might be able to throw his rope over the ledge and pull the boulder up. 
  • He throws them over a ledge above, but cannot lift the heavy rock. 

(Definition of “ledge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ledge" in American English

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ledgenoun [ C ]

us /ledʒ/

a narrow, flat area like a shelf that sticks out from a building, cliff, or other vertical surface:

a window ledge

(Definition of “ledge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)