a strip of wood laid flat across the tops of studding as a support for joists.
noun, Carpentry. 1. a piece attached to the face of a beam at the bottom as a support for the ends of joists.
[lej] /lɛdʒ/ noun 1. a relatively narrow, projecting part, as a horizontal, shelflike projection on a wall or a raised edge on a tray. 2. a more or less flat shelf of rock protruding from a cliff or slope. 3. a reef, ridge, or line of rocks in the sea or other body of water. […]
[lej-ee] /ˈlɛdʒ i/ adjective, ledgier, ledgiest. 1. having .
[luh-doo] /ləˈdu/ noun 1. Claude-Nicolas [klohd-nee-kaw-lah] /kloʊd ni kɔˈlɑ/ (Show IPA), 1736–1806, French architect.