lead line

[ led ]
/ lɛd /

noun Nautical.

a line by which a lead is lowered into the water to take soundings: in deep-sea practice, divided into levels one fathom apart, variously treated as marks and deeps.

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Origin of lead line

First recorded in 1475–85
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British Dictionary definitions for lead line

lead line
/ (lɛd) /

noun

nautical a length of line for swinging a lead, marked at various points to indicate multiples of fathoms
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Medical definitions for lead line

lead line
[ lĕd ]

n.

An irregular dark deposit in the gums occurring in lead poisoning.
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