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shelf

shelf

 
 
pronunciation:
shelf
phrases:
on the shelf
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shelves
definition 1: a thin, flat, usu. rectangular piece of wood, metal, or glass attached horizontally to a wall or in a cabinet, case, or the like for things to be kept upon.
similar words:
bracket
definition 2: the contents of such a structure.
a shelf of American novels
definition 3: something that resembles this structure, such as a rock projection or ledge, a sandbar, a reef, or the like.
similar words:
ledge
phrase: on the shelf
derivation: shelflike (adj.)
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