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ledger line

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noun

Also leger line. Also called added line. Music. a short line added when necessary above or below the staff to increase the range of the staff.
Angling. a line so set that both the bait and sinker rest on the bottom.

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Nearby words

lederhosen, ledge, ledger, ledger beam, ledger board, ledger line, ledger paper, ledger plate, ledger strip, ledgy, ledoux

Origin of ledger line

1690–1700 for def 2; 1880–85 for def 1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ledger line

  • Around the edge of the stone is a ledger-line, that probably had the emblems of the Evangelists at the angles.

    The Strife of the Roses and Days of the Tudors in the West|William Henry Hamilton Rogers
  • The compass extends from F below the bass staff to C on the second ledger-line above the treble.

British Dictionary definitions for ledger line

ledger line


noun

music a short line placed above or below the staff to accommodate notes representing pitches above or below the staff
angling a line using ledger tackle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012