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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plummet \Plum"met\, n. [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.] 1. A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water. [1913 Webster] I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A plumb bob or a plumb line. See under Plumb, n. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, any weight. [1913 Webster] 4. A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing. [1913 Webster] Plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line. [1913 Webster]