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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger.
  • n. A nether millstone.
  • n. A freeloader or hanger-on, especially in the music industry.
  • n. A baited line attached to a float, for night fishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A baited line attached to a float, for night fishing. See leger, a.
  • n. See Ledger, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The horizontal timber of a scaffolding; a ledger.
  • n. A nether millstone.
  • n. A plank placed across a ditch as a pathway.
  • n. A coverlet for a bed.
  • n. A line with a float and bait used for catching pike.
  • n. A spent salmon; a kipper or kelt.

Etymologies

From Middle English *liggere, variant of Middle English *liȝere (“lier”), equivalent to lie +‎ -er, or lig +‎ -er. See ledger. (Wiktionary)

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