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Pronunciation: /plɔ̃/

Translation of plomb in English:

nom masculin

  • 2 (de chasse) un plomb
    a lead pellet
    du plomb
    lead shot non dénombrable
    du gros plomb
    buckshot non dénombrable


plomb de sonde

  • (Nautisme)
    lead line


avoir du plomb dans l'aile

to be in a bad way [familier]

cela va leur mettre du plomb dans la tête or cervelle

that will knock some sense into them

péter les plombs

to lose it [familier]

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