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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  large  flat  stone,  esp.  one  laid  over  a  tomb.  --Oxf. 
  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 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  record  in  which  commercial  accounts  are  recorded;  "they 
  got  a  subpoena  to  examine  our  books"  [syn:  {leger},  {account 
  book},  {book  of  account},  {book}] 
  2:  an  accounting  book  as  a  physical  object:  "he  bought  a  new 
  daybook"  [syn:  {daybook},  {book}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Ledger,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59456 

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