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plumb

[pləm]
(engineering)
Pertaining to an object or structure in true vertical position as determined by a plumb bob.

Plumb

Any method of lining up the building elements in a true vertical direction.

Plumb

 

a device for centering a theodolite above marked points in the instrument leveling head or for elevating points when measuring the lengths of lines and angles. Plumbs include the plumb bob, a conical weight suspended on a string; the rigid plumb, a telescoping rod with a point at the end mounted perpendicularly to a level; and the optical plumb, a field glass whose collimator is also mounted perpendicularly to a level. Plumbs are also used in building construction, excavation work, and elsewhere.

plumb

Exactly vertical.
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I welcomed the recent efforts, including those of Speaker Berri, to push for dialogue between political parties in Lebanon," Plumbly said after the meeting.
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special coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, said that he continues to be "disturbed" by the recurrence of indiscriminate acts of violence in Lebanon during the past few months, according to a statement released by his office.
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Supporting the Army] is a top priority," Derek Plumbly told The Daily Star.
UN Secretary General's Special Envoy in Lebanon Derek Plumbly strongly condemned two blasts near Iran's cultural center in Beirut, and called on the Lebanese people not to allow such terrorist acts to endanger their national unity.