Ledger line
Ledger Ledg"er(l[e^]j"[~e]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. [Written also {leger}.] [1913 Webster]

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. [Written also {ligger}.] [1913 Webster]

{Ledger bait}, fishing bait attached to a floating line fastened to the bank of a stream, pond, etc. --Walton. --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}, a.

{Ledger wall} (Mining), the wall under a vein; the foot wall. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ledger line — (also leger line) ► NOUN Music ▪ a short line added for notes above or below the range of a stave …   English terms dictionary

  • ledger line — n a line on which you write musical notes that are too high or low to be shown on a ↑stave …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ledger line — n. Music a short line written above or below the staff, for notes beyond the range of the staff …   English World dictionary

  • Ledger line — A ledger line or leger line is musical notation to inscribe notes outside the lines and spaces of the regular musical staffs. A line slightly longer than the note is drawn parallel to the staff, above or below, spaced at the same distances as the …   Wikipedia

  • ledger line — 1. Also, leger line. Also called added line. Music. a short line added when necessary above or below the staff to increase the range of the staff. 2. Angling. a line so set that both the bait and sinker rest on the bottom. [1690 1700 for def. 2;… …   Universalium

  • ledger line — noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff • Syn: ↑leger line • Hypernyms: ↑line • Part Holonyms: ↑musical notation …   Useful english dictionary

  • ledger line — also leger line noun Date: 1700 a short line added above or below a musical staff to extend its range …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ledger line — ledg′er line n. mad a short line added above or below a musical staff to accommodate an increase in range …   From formal English to slang

  • ledger line — /ˈlɛdʒə laɪn/ (say lejuh luyn) noun 1. Angling a line used in ledgering. 2. Music → leger line …   Australian English dictionary

  • ledger line — noun A musical notation to inscribe notes outside the lines and spaces of the regular musical staffs; a line slightly longer than the note is drawn parallel to the staff, above or below, spaced at the same distances as the notes within the staff …   Wiktionary

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