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ledg•er



Pronunciation: (lej'er), [key]
n.
1. Bookkeeping.an account book of final entry, in which business transactions are recorded.
2. Building Trades.
a. a horizontal timber fastened to the vertical uprights of a scaffold, to support the putlogs.
b. ribbon (def. 8).
3. a flat slab of stone laid over a grave or tomb.
4. Also,leger. Angling.a lead sinker with a hole in one end through which the line passes, enabling the bait and the sinker to rest on the bottom and allowing the fish to take the bait without detecting the sinker.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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