plumb bob


plumb bob

noun

: a usually small, heavy object that is used to make a string or rope hang straight : the heavy object that is part of a plumb line

Full Definition of PLUMB BOB

:  the metal bob of a plumb line

First Known Use of PLUMB BOB

circa 1840

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: plumb bond
Previous Word in the Dictionary: plumbate (adjective)
All Words Near: plumb bob

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up plumb bob? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).