lead line


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lead line

 (lĕd)
[From the use of lead weights for making soundings.]

lead line

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a length of line for swinging a lead, marked at various points to indicate multiples of fathoms

lead′ line`

(lɛd)
n.
a line by which a lead is lowered into the water to take soundings.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead line - (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
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
sounding lead - a metal bob at the end of a sounding line
References in classic literature ?
Captain Davenport held the lead line and watched it sag off to the northeast.
Photo: (color) Ricky Dunbar, 4, beams as he examines his fi rst-place ribbon Saturday in the lead line competition, in which horse and rider are judged for appearance and control.
Paul, which brings added value in underwriting through risk inspections and financially by contributing a lead line with no dividend pressure.