a horizontal board, as in a fence.
Carpentry. ribbon(def 8).
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- lederberg, joshua,
- ledger beam,
- ledger line,
- ledger paper,
- ledger plate,
- ledger strip,
Origin of ledger board
First recorded in 1905–10
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a timber board forming the top rail of a fence or balustrade
Also called: ribbon strip a timber board fixed horizontally to studding to support floor joists
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