Definition for PLUM'MET

PLUM'MET, n. [Sp. plomada. See Plumb.]

  1. A long piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.
  2. An instrument used by carpenters, masons, &c., in adjusting erections to a perpendicular line, and with a square to determine a horizontal line. It consists of a piece of lead fastened to a line.
  3. Any weight. – Wilkins.
  4. A piece of lead used by schoolboys to rule their paper for writing.

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