Casting weight


Casting weight
Casting Cast"ing, n. 1. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. [1913 Webster]

2. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting. [1913 Webster]

4. The warping of a board. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

5. The act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Casting of draperies}, the proper distribution of the folds of garments, in painting and sculpture.

{Casting line} (Fishing), the leader; also, sometimes applied to the long reel line.

{Casting net}, a net which is cast and drawn, in distinction from a net that is set and left.

{Casting voice}, {Casting vote}, the decisive vote of a presiding officer, when the votes of the assembly or house are equally divided. ``When there was an equal vote, the governor had the casting voice.'' --B. Trumbull.

{Casting weight}, a weight that turns a balance when exactly poised. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.