added line

noun Unabridged

ledger line

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.

1690–1700 for def 2; 1880–85 for def 1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
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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