Meaning of PLUMMET in English

PLUMMET

n. & v.

--n.

1. a plumb or plumb-line.

2 a sounding-line.

3 a weight attached to a fishing-line to keep the float upright.

--v.intr. (plummeted, plummeting) fall or plunge rapidly.

Etymology: ME f. OF plommet dimin. (as PLUMB(1))

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.