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]

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