ledge ledge  /ˈlɛdʒ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

Usage(s):

  1. It was an exciting but comparatively simple job to pluck three Boy Scouts off a narrow ledge jutting from the perpendicular, 1,000-ft.
  2. The figure on the Louisville ledge reacted, in turn, just like the figure who had poised on the ledge in Boston.
  3. North Korea declares itself a nuclear power and spurns the six-party talks, dashing hopes that Kim Jong Il can be coaxed down from his diplomatic ledge.

News

  1. Police talk man off ledge, Caltrain service remains disrupted

    Caltrain service was shut down this evening as police talked a man with a knife down from a ledge near Caltrain's 22nd Street station in San Francisco, police and Caltrain officials said.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

  2. Grand Ledge accident injures 5, 1 critically

    GRAND LEDGE — Five people were injured, one critically, Saturday afternoon in a three-car collision on Saginaw Highway near Torch Drive.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Eaton Rapids Community News

  3. Grand Ledge accident injures 5

    GRAND LEDGE — Five people were injured, one critically, Saturday afternoon in a three-car collision on Saginaw Highway near Torch Drive.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: DeWitt-Bath Review

Quotes

  1. "They asked me about it and I asked (offensive coordinator) Michael (Haywood) about it, and he said no," Weis said. "But I guess one of the interns had one, and I immediately told them to take it off the ledge and put it on the floor. It...
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Charlie Weis Source: Indianapolis Star

  2. "Once I'm on the ledge, it's hard to get me off of it," Earnhardt said. "I don't know if even Rick's got what it takes to do that. I just said what I had to say to appease him, make him think I was calm. I like getting riled up. It motivates...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source: USA Today

  3. But it really was a rough day on Wall Street, Letterman confirmed: "If you went down there, you could see all the brokers taking a smoking break out on the ledge."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: David Letterman Source: International Herald Tribune

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