from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A narrow strip of wood with a plumb line hanging from it, used to test verticality.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A narrow board with parallel edges having a straight line drawn through the middle, and a string carrying a metal weight attached at the upper end of the line. It is used by masons, bricklayers, carpenters, etc., for determining a vertical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a plumb line attached to a narrow board
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