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Meaning of PLUMMET

Pronunciation:  'plumit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the metal bob of a plumb line
  2. [v]  drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted"

PLUMMET is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: plumb, plumb bob, plump
 See Also: bob, drop, perpendicular, plumb line



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.

2. A plumb bob or a plumb line. See under {Plumb}, n.

3. Hence, any weight.

4. A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule
   paper for writing.

{Plummet line}, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.

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