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Main Entry: shelf
Pronunciation: primarystressshelf
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural shelves /primarystressshelvz/
1 : a flat piece (as of wood or metal) set parallel to and above a floor (as on a wall or in a bookcase) to hold objects
2 : something (as a sandbar or ledge of rock) that suggests a shelf
- shelfˇlike /primarystressshel-secondarystressflimacrk/ adjective
- on the shelf : in a state of idleness or uselessness

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