Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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