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noun (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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: schap
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, reef, shoal, sandbar)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
  • French: étagère , rayonnage
  • German: Brett , Einlegeboden, Regal
  • Italian: scaffale
  • Spanish: estante
Etymology: Probably from scylfe (deck of a ship); distantly related to sculpt, "carve" and shell.


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