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. Shak.

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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