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plumb bob

n.
A usually conical metal weight attached to the end of a plumb line. Also called plummet.

plumb bob

n
(Building) the weight, usually of lead, at the end of a plumb line; plummet

plum•met

(ˈplʌm ɪt)

n.
1. the piece of lead or other weight attached to a plumb line; bob of a plumb line.
v.i.
2. to fall straight or sharply down; plunge.
[1350–1400; Middle English plommet < Middle French, diminutive of plomb lead. See plumb, -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plumb bob - the metal bob of a plumb lineplumb bob - the metal bob of a plumb line  
bob - a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
plumb line, perpendicular - a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
Translations

plumb bob

nLot nt, → Senkblei nt

plumb bob

npiombino
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