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Etymology

Probably from Old English scylfe (deck of a ship); distantly related to sculpt, carve and shell.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
shelf

Plural
shelves

shelf (shelves)
  1. A flat, rigid, rectangular structure, fixed at right angles to a wall, and used to support, store or display objects.
  2. The capacity of such an object; as, a shelf of videos.
  3. A projecting ledge that resembles such an object.
  4. A reef, shoal or sandbar.

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