Ledg"er(lj"r), n. [Akin to D. legger layer, daybook (fr. leggen to lay, liggen to lie), E. ledge, lie. See Lie to be prostrate.] 1. A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under appropriate heads.
2. (Arch.) (a) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb. Oxf. Gloss. (b) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight.
Ledger bait, fishing bait attached to a floating line fastened to the bank of a stream, pond, etc.
J. H. Walsh. --
Ledger blade,a stationary shearing blade in a machine for shearing the nap of cloth. --
Ledger line. See
Leger line, under 3d Leger,
(Mining), the wall under a vein; the foot wall.
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