arm the lead

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arm the lead (third-person singular simple present arms the lead, present participle arming the lead, simple past and past participle armed the lead)

  1. (obsolete, nautical) To fill the hollow in the bottom of a sounding lead with tallow in order to discover the nature of the bottom by the substances adhering.
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 19:17