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Noun: shelf (shelves)  shelf
  1. A support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
     
  2. A projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
    "he came dangerously close to falling off the shelf";
    - ledge

Derived forms: shelves

Type of: ridge, support

Part of: bookcase, buffet, bureau, cabinet, chest, chest of drawers, closet, counter, dresser, etagere, étagère, food market, grocery, grocery store, market, sideboard

Encyclopedia: Shelf, West Yorkshire