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ledger board

n.
1. The top railing of a fence or balustrade.
2. A narrow horizontal board attached to a row of studs to support the ends of floor or ceiling joists. Also called ribbon.
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ledger board

n
1. (Building) a timber board forming the top rail of a fence or balustrade
2. (Building) Also called: ribbon strip a timber board fixed horizontally to studding to support floor joists
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Noun1.ledger board - top rail of a fence or balustradeledger board - top rail of a fence or balustrade  
rail - a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
rail, railing - a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
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Then get somebody to help you lift each box onto the ledger board, which will hold it in position until you can screw it to the wall.
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(D) A ledger board is attached to the house with lag bolts or structural screws, and the joists are all fastened to that.
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