ledger line

  1. 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.
  2. Angling. a line so set that both the bait and sinker rest on the bottom.

Origin of ledger line

1690–1700 for def 2; 1880–85 for def 1
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ledger line

  1. music a short line placed above or below the staff to accommodate notes representing pitches above or below the staff
  2. angling a line using ledger tackle
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