In another chamber there was a hole inside of a ledge we put our hands through.
On a ledge above my desk sits a jade dragon my father brought back from China.
When Murdoch would propose unrealistic schemes, “he could talk Rupert off the ledge.”
late 13c., "crossbar on a door," perhaps from Middle English verb leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Sense of "narrow shelf" is first recorded 1550s; "shelf-like projection of rock" is from 1550s.