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noun 
  1. A little mass of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction; a plummet; a plumb bob (UK); a plumb line (US).
  2. A weight on the end of a long line, used by sailors to determine the depth of water.
verb 
  1. To determine the depth of water with a plumb; to sound.
  2. To use a plumb bob to test for vertical alignment.
  3. To make something vertical or perpendicular accurately.
  4. (dated) To seal something with lead.
  5. (intransitive): To work as a plumber.
adjective 
  1. truly vertical
  2. (cricket) Describing an LBW where the batsman is hit on the pads directly in front on his wicket and should be given out.
adverb 
  1. In a vertical direction.
  2. (informal) squarely or directly
It hit him in the middle of his face.
Etymology: From
  • plombe, from plumba (plural of plumbum).



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