Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sounding line.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sounding line.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (nautical) plumb line for determining depth

Etymologies

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the use of lead weights for making soundings.

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