Recent Examples of plumb bob from the Web
Cake pans, coffee pots, cash registers, and a white ElectroChef stove appeared amid scientific instruments such as steel calipers and a brass plumb bob.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'plumb bob.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of plumb bob
PLUMB BOB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plumb bob for English Language Learners
: 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
Learn More about plumb bob
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up plumb bob? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).