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ledger line

noun
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
1690-1700
1690-1700 for def 2; 1880-85 for def 1
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British Dictionary definitions for ledger line

ledger line

noun
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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