Plummet



[pluhm-it] /ˈplʌm ɪt/

noun
1.
Also called plumb bob. a piece of lead or some other weight attached to a line, used for determining perpendicularity, for sounding, etc.; the bob of a plumb line.
2.
something that weighs down or depresses.
verb (used without object)
3.
to plunge.
/ˈplʌmɪt/
verb -mets, -meting, -meted
1.
(intransitive) to drop down; plunge
noun
2.
another word for plumb bob
3.
a lead plumb used by anglers to determine the depth of water
n.

late 14c., “ball of lead, plumb of a bob-line,” from Old French plomet “graphite, lead; plummet, sounding lead,” diminutive of plom “sounding lead” (see plumb (n.)).
v.

1620s, “to fathom, take soundings,” from plummet (n.). Meaning “to fall rapidly” first recorded 1933, perhaps originally among aviators. Related: Plummeted; plummeting.

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