Plummet

Plum"met

(?), n. [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.] 1. A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.
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I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.
Shak.
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2. A plumb bob or a plumb line. See under Plumb, n.
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3. Hence, any weight.
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4. A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing.
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Plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
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