Plumb joint
Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo`lybos, mo`libos, mo`lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction; a plummet; a plumb bob. See {Plumb line}, below. [1913 Webster]

{Plumb bob}. See {Bob}, 4.

{Plumb joint}, in sheet-metal work, a lap joint, fastened by solder.

{Plumb level}. See under {Level}.

{Plumb line}. (a) The cord by which a plumb bob is suspended; a plummet. (b) A line directed to the center of gravity of the earth.

{Plumb rule}, a narrow board with a plumb line, used by builders and carpenters. [1913 Webster]


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  • plumb-joint — ˈplumb joint [For plumbed joint: cf. plumb v. 5.] A lap joint in sheet metal in which one of the edges to be joined is laid flat over the other and soldered down; a soldered lap joint. in Knight Dict. Mech. 1751 …   Useful english dictionary

  • plumb joint — noun Etymology: plumb (III) + joint : a soldered lap joint in sheet metal work * * * (in sheet metal work) a soldered lap joint. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • plumb joint — (in sheet metal work) a soldered lap joint. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Plumb — (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb bob — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb level — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb line — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumb rule — Plumb Plumb (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo lybos, mo libos, mo lybdos. Cf. {Plummet}, {Plunge}.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slip joint pliers — Common, two position straight slip joint pliers Slip joint pliers are pliers whose pivot point or fulcrum can be moved to increase the size range of their jaws. Most slip joint pliers use a mechanism that allows sliding the pivot point into one… …   Wikipedia

  • Gimbal joint — Gimbal Gim bal (g[i^]m bal), or Gimbals Gim bals (g[i^]m balz), n. [See {Gimmal}, n.] A contrivance for permitting a body to incline freely in all directions, or for suspending anything, as a barometer, ship s compass, chronometer, etc., so that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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