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shelf

 
 
pronunciation:
shelf
phrases:
on the shelf
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shelves
definition 1: a thin, flat piece of wood, metal, or other material that is attached to a wall or set into a piece of furniture. Shelves are used to hold books, dishes, and other things.
He put the cups and saucers on the shelf.
 
definition 2: something that is like a shelf, such as a rock ledge.
The submarine hit an underwater shelf and sank.
similar words:
ledge
phrase: on the shelf
derivation: shelflike (adj.)
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