- 1A narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface: he heaved himself up over a ledgeMore example sentences
- Next month we'll look at those tricky double ledges where a second ledge is close behind the first.
- The water droplets that remain on surfaces leave mineral deposits that form little ledges that collect more mineral deposits and scum each time the shower is used.
- It has a rich and varied flora due to a combination of limestone ledges and limey soils, and separate areas of non-limy glacial deposits.
- 2An underwater ridge, especially of rocks beneath the sea near the shore.More example sentences
- Cleaner wrasses set up cleaning stations near rocks or under ledges on the reef.
- Turtles rest on the reef top or on ledges beneath coral overhangs, though they can often be seen cruising along the reef edge.
- My buddy enthusiastically pointed out a lobster beneath a ledge, as well as a miniature version that was only about 3cm long!
- 3 Mining A stratum of metal- or ore-bearing rock; a vein of quartz or other mineral.More example sentences
- They were only cobbles and small, irregular outcrops, not large ledges of obviously layered strata.
- Claims in the Gilman area to the north of Red Cliff were being developed on steeply dipping veins in granite and on gently dipping ledges in both quartzite and dolomite.
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- It is most common in the yellow pine woods, although rather plentiful on ledgy northerly slopes higher up.
- It passes through sections where semi-open and ledgy ground requires a moment's study to stay on the trail.
- Likewise, the uppermost ledgy interval grades into the more distinct ledges of the overlying Wah Wah Limestone.