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sounding lead

[ leed ]
/ lid /
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noun

See under sounding line.

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British Dictionary definitions for sounding lead

sounding lead
/ (lɛd) /

noun

a lead weight, usually conical and having a depression in the base for a dab of grease so that, when dropped to the bottom on a sounding line, a sample of sand, gravel, etc, can be retrieved
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