plumb bob


noun


Nearby words

  1. plum tomato,
  2. plumage,
  3. plumassier,
  4. plumate,
  5. plumb,
  6. plumb joint,
  7. plumb line,
  8. plumb rule,
  9. plumb-bob,
  10. plumbaginaceous

Origin of plumb bob

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for plumb bob

plumb bob

noun

the weight, usually of lead, at the end of a plumb line; plummet
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