pot lead

noun

Definition of pot lead

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: graphite especially as used on the bottoms of racing boats

pot-lead

transitive verb

Definition of pot-lead (Entry 2 of 2)

: to coat (as the hull of a racing boat) with pot lead

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History and Etymology for pot lead

Noun

translation of Dutch potlood

Transitive verb

pot lead

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