Definitions for gimmalˈgɪm əl, ˈdʒɪm əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gim•malˈgɪm əl, ˈdʒɪm əl(n.)

  1. any of various joints for transmitting motion between rotating parts, as in a timepiece.

    Category: Horology

Origin of gimmal:

1520–30; alter. of gemel (orig. in pl.) twin, ME gemelles (< OF gemeles) < L gemellus (sing.), dim. of geminus twin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gimmal(noun)

    joined work whose parts move within each other; a pair or series of interlocked rings

  2. Gimmal(noun)

    a quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer

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