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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually conical metal weight attached to the end of a plumb line. Also called plummet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metal weight attached to the end of a plumb line.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Bob, 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A conoid-shaped metal bob or weight attached to the end of a plumb-line. See also cut under plumb-rule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the metal bob of a plumb line


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  • I love the plumb bob! I'm so glad you added it to the tool shed!

    May 11, 2008