HyperDic: sounding_line

English > 1 sense of the expression sounding line:
NOUNartifactsounding line, lead line(nautical) plumb line for determining depth
English > sounding line: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(nautical) plumb line for determining depth.
Synonymlead line
Categoryseafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
Partssounding leadA metal bob at the end of a sounding line
Broaderplumb line, perpendicularA cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity

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