direction of plumb-line

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  • Plumb line — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb — (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb bob — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb joint — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb level — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb rule — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumb — [plum] n. [ME plumbe < MFr plomb < L plumbum, LEAD2 < non IE source > Gr molybdos] a lead weight (plumb bob) hung at the end of a line (plumb line), used to determine how deep water is or whether a wall, etc. is vertical adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Plumb — Plumb, a. Perpendicular; vertical; conforming the direction of a line attached to a plumb; as, the wall is plumb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plumb — [[t]plʌm[/t]] n. 1) bui sur a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line Compare plumb line 2) true according to a plumb line; perpendicular 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • plumb — plumbable, adj. plumbless, adj. plumbness, n. /plum/, n. 1. a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line. Cf. plumb line. 2. out of or off plumb,… …   Universalium

  • plumb — 1. adjective /plʌm/ a) truly vertical b) Describing an LBW where the batsman is hit on the pads directly in front of his wicket and should be given out. 2. adverb /plʌm/ …   Wiktionary


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