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ledger board

a horizontal board, as in a fence.
Carpentry. ribbon (def 8).
Origin of ledger board
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ledger board
  • Absence of flashing over the ledger board attachment at the house.
  • The ledger board is not attached to approved material at the existing house wall.
  • The floor joists shall be fastened to the ledger board with galvanized joist hangers.
  • They are usually attached by first installing a ledger board to the side of a house.
  • The ledger board attachment does not comply relative to bolt diameter, spacing and tightening and/or flashing.
British Dictionary definitions for ledger board

ledger board

a timber board forming the top rail of a fence or balustrade
Also called ribbon strip. a timber board fixed horizontally to studding to support floor joists
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