Middle English Dictionary Entry

eǧǧe n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1a.
The cutting edge of a tool or instrument.
1b.
(a) The sharp edge of a weapon; (b) brand ~, steles ~, swerde(s ~, (often Poet.); (c) the point of a spear.
1c.
2.
(a) The edge or border (of a long or flat object); egge of the leg, the shin; (b) the rim (of a dish); (c) the margin or surface (of a wound).
3.
(a) Boundary (of land); edge (of woods); periphery (of sky), skyline; (b) brink or edge (of a cliff), rim (of a valley); (c) crest (of a hill), ridge.
4.
Mil A body of soldiers, usually cavalry, protecting the front or the flanks of an army: advance guard, front line; outriders, flank guard, flank.
5.
In phrase on egge, of teeth: affected by a sharp or stinging sensation; benumbed.

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. edge.