- Bookkeeping. an account book of final entry, in which business transactions are recorded.
- Building Trades.
- a horizontal timber fastened to the vertical uprights of a scaffold, to support the putlogs.
- ribbon(def 8).
- a flat slab of stone laid over a grave or tomb.
- 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.
Origin of ledger
Examples from the Web for ledger
Even with body parts taken off ledger, there is undeniably a lot of dough in plastics.The New World of Anti-Aging Dentistry
June 4, 2014
He drummed on the ledger with his fingerless hand adding: “I pay him very badly, but he thinks it a good bargain.”Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Things on the other side of the ledger, at a pH above 7, are alkaline (also called “basic” as in acid-base).Alkalinizing Someone to Improve His or Her Health Is Simple-Minded, Fatuous, and Dangerous
January 29, 2014
On the Democratic side of the ledger antipathy towards free trade is presumed and, by now, historic.Obama Wants to Fight Income Inequality…With More Free Trade?
January 27, 2014
On the positive side of the ledger, as the barriers to entry have been reduced, more opinions are available than ever before.The Best Columns of the Year
December 31, 2013
He entered the amounts in the "Ledger," and then returned to his seat.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
Sears and Elizabeth were bending over the ledger and Egbert opened the door.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
He dipped his pen in the inkwell and carefully made an entry in the ledger.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
His position was clearly credited and debited in the ledger of life.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
"Enter it in the ledger, Mr. James," said McMurtagh, with another gasp.Pirate Gold
Frederic Jesup Stimson
- accounting the principal book in which the commercial transactions of a company are recorded
- a flat horizontal slab of stone
- a horizontal scaffold pole fixed to two upright poles for supporting the outer ends of putlogs
- a wire trace that allows the weight to rest on the bottom and the bait to float freely
- (as modifier)ledger tackle
- (intr) angling to fish using a ledger
- Heath(cliffe) Andrew . 1979–2008, Australian film actor. His films include The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001) and Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Word Origin and History for ledger
"account book," c.1400, from leggen "to place, lay" (see lay (v.)). Originally a book that lies permanently in a place (especially a large copy of a breviary in a church). Sense of "book of accounts" is first attested 1580s, short for ledger-book (1550s).