plumb bob

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Origin of plumb bob

First recorded in 1825–35
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Related Words for plumb-bob

bob, lead, plumb, plummet

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British Dictionary definitions for plumb-bob

plumb bob

noun
  1. the weight, usually of lead, at the end of a plumb line; plummet
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Word Origin and History for plumb-bob
n.

1835, from plumb (n.) + bob (n.1).

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