ligger

noun
lig·​ger | \ˈligə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of ligger 

1 dialectal, England : a float that usually consists of a bundle of reeds with baited line attached for pike fishing

2 dialectal, England : a footbridge (as a plank) across a ditch or drain

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lig, ligg + -er

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