plumb line


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plumb line

n.
1. A line from which a weight is suspended to determine verticality or depth.
2. An imaginary line regarded as directed exactly toward the earth's center of gravity.

plumb line

n
1. (Navigation) a string with a metal weight at one end that, when suspended, points directly towards the earth's centre of gravity and so is used to determine verticality, the depth of water, etc
2. (Building) another name for plumb rule

plumb′ line`


n.
1. a cord with a lead bob attached to one end, used to determine perpendicularity, the depth of water, etc. Compare plumb (def. 1).
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plumb line - a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravityplumb line - 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
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
lead line, sounding line - (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
plumb, plumb bob, plummet - the metal bob of a plumb line
plumb rule - a plumb line attached to a narrow board
Translations

plumb line

n (builder's) → filo a piombo (Naut) → scandaglio
References in classic literature ?
This silence was broken by one of the brethren, who led Pierre up to the rug and began reading to him from a manuscript book an explanation of all the figures on it: the sun, the moon, a hammer, a plumb line, a trowel, a rough stone and a squared stone, a pillar, three windows, and so on.
It puts our country in a position where if the plumb line of right and wrong is applied to us, we're on the right side of that judgment.
What is a weight on a pendulum or plumb line called?
The Plumb Line 2018 festival, celebrating 100 years of the Diocese of Coventry, begins with Peace & Poetry.
The most frequent use of lead in the Bible, however, is in a plumb line. A plummet or plumb line consists of a vertically held cord which has a lead weight at one end to determine precise vertical direction.
Start by creating a plumb line. The best way to do this is to use a laser level, or you can do it the old--fashioned way with a pencil and spirit level from the ceiling to the floor -- use this line as a guide for placing the first sheet.
Instead, create a straight vertical line using a plumb line or chalk reel, and do this each time you go round a corner.
Use a level and draw a straight plumb line about 1/4 in.
One in particular is a "plumb bob." It is an electronic version of an ancient and very simple tool called a plumb line. A plumb line is nothing more than a piece of string with a pointed weight on the end.
Along with gravimetry, astrometric determination of vertical (plumb line) deflections can give important contribution in determination of local geoid properties (Featherstone, Rueger 2000; Featherstone, Lichti 2009).
From there, work around the room, and create a new plumb line each time you round a corner.
From there, work around the room in the way that feels most natural to you, and create a new plumb line each time you go round a corner.