HyperDic: plumb_line

English > 1 sense of the expression plumb line:
NOUNartifactplumb line, perpendiculara cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity
English > plumb line: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point.
Synonymperpendicular
Partsplumb bob, plumb, plummetThe metal bob of a plumb line
Narrowerlead line, sounding line(nautical) plumb line for determining depth
plumb ruleA plumb line attached to a narrow board
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Spanishplomada
Catalanplomada, plom

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