n. A bar, beam, stone, or other thing that lies flat or horizontal in a fixed position.n. The principal book of accounts among merchants and others who have to keep an accurate record of money and other transactions, so arranged as to exhibit on one side all the sums or quantities at the debit of the accounts, and on the other all those at the credit. Formerly also ledger-book.n. A resident; a resident agent; especially, a resident ambassador. For various other spellings, see etymology.n. A commission-agent: a name formerly given to a Londoner who bought coals of the country colliers at so much a sack, and made his chief profit by using smaller sacks, making pretense he was a country collier. This was termed legering.Lying in a certain place; laid; laid up; stationary; fixed.Resident, as an ambassador.See leger.In angling, to fish with ledger-bait.