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Definition of Shelf


  1. A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
  2. A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.
  3. A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.
  4. A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.
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Shelf Translations

shelf in Afrikaans is rakkie
shelf in Dutch is schap, plank
shelf in Finnish is hylly
shelf in German is Einlegeboden, Brett, Regal
shelf in Italian is scaffale
shelf in Spanish is tabla, estante
shelf in Swedish is hylla, rev