Sounding-lead



[leed] /lid/
noun
1.
See under sounding line.
sounding line
noun
1.
a line weighted with a lead or plummet (sounding lead) and bearing marks to show the length paid out, used for sounding, as at sea.
sounding lead
/lɛd/
noun
1.
a lead weight, usually conical and having a depression in the base for a dab of grease so that, when dropped to the bottom on a sounding line, a sample of sand, gravel, etc, can be retrieved
sounding line
noun
1.
a line marked off to indicate its length and having a sounding lead at one end. It is dropped over the side of a vessel to determine the depth of the water

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