Leadsmen
Leadsman Leads"man, n.; pl. {Leadsmen}. (Naut.) The man who heaves the lead. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

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  • leadsman — I. ˈledzmən noun (plural leadsmen) Etymology: lead s (gen. of lead) (IV) + man : a man who uses a sounding lead to determine depth of water II. ˈlēdzmən …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leadsman — Leads man, n.; pl. {Leadsmen}. (Naut.) The man who heaves the lead. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sounding line — A sounding line or lead line is a length of thin rope with a plummet, generally of lead, at its end. No matter what metal the plummet is made of, it s still referred to as the lead. In the recent past, depths were measured in fathoms, although… …   Wikipedia

  • leadsman — /ledz meuhn/, n., pl. leadsmen. a sailor who sounds with a lead line. [1500 10; LEAD2 + S1 + MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • leadsman — /ˈlɛdzmən/ (say ledzmuhn) noun (plural leadsmen) Nautical a man who heaves the lead in taking soundings. {combination of two words originally in a syntactical relationship; lead s (genitive case) + man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • loadmanage — The pay to leadsmen; that is, persons who sail before ships, in barks or small vessels, with instruments for towing the ship and directing her course, in order that she may escape the dangers in her way …   Black's law dictionary

  • loadmanage — The pay to leadsmen; that is, persons who sail before ships, in barks or small vessels, with instruments for towing the ship and directing her course, in order that she may escape the dangers in her way …   Black's law dictionary

  • leadsman — [ledz′mən] n. pl. leadsmen [ledz′mən] Naut. a man who uses a lead line to take soundings …   English World dictionary

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