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Definitions for gimlet
ˈgɪm lɪtgim·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gimlet(noun)

    a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice

  2. auger, gimlet, screw auger, wimble(noun)

    hand tool for boring holes

Wiktionary

  1. gimlet(Noun)

    A small screw-tipped tool for boring holes.

  2. gimlet(Noun)

    A cocktail, usually made with gin and lime juice.

  3. gimlet(Verb)

    To pierce or bore holes (as if using a gimlet).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gimlet(noun)

    a small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle

    Etymology: [OF. guimbelet, guibelet, F. gibelet, prob. fr. OD. wimpel, weme, a bore, wemelen to bore, to wimble. See Wimble, n.]

  2. Gimlet(verb)

    to pierce or make with a gimlet

    Etymology: [OF. guimbelet, guibelet, F. gibelet, prob. fr. OD. wimpel, weme, a bore, wemelen to bore, to wimble. See Wimble, n.]

  3. Gimlet(verb)

    to turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet

    Etymology: [OF. guimbelet, guibelet, F. gibelet, prob. fr. OD. wimpel, weme, a bore, wemelen to bore, to wimble. See Wimble, n.]

Freebase

  1. Gimlet

    A gimlet is a hand tool for drilling small holes, mainly in wood, without splitting. It was defined in Joseph Gwilt's Architecture as "a piece of steel of a semi-cylindrical form, hollow on one side, having a cross handle at one end and a worm or screw at the other". A gimlet is always a small tool. A similar tool of larger size is called an auger. The cutting action of the gimlet is slightly different from an auger, however, as the end of the screw, and so the initial hole it makes, is smaller; the cutting edges pare away the wood which is moved out by the spiral sides, falling out through the entry hole. This also pulls the gimlet further into the hole as it is turned; unlike a bradawl, pressure is not required once the tip has been drawn in. The name "gimlet" comes from the Old French guinbelet, guimbelet, later guibelet, probably a diminutive of the Anglo-French "wimble", a variation of "guimble", from the Middle Low German wiemel, cf. the Scandinavian wammie, to bore or twist; the modern French is gibelet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gimlet

    gim′let, n. a small tool for boring holes by turning it with the hand.—v.t. to pierce with a gimlet: (naut.) to turn round (an anchor) as if turning a gimlet.—adj. Gim′let-eyed, very sharp-sighted. [O. Fr. gimbelet, from Teut.; cf. Eng. wimble.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gimlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gimlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of gimlet in a Sentence

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    It was a real gimlet-eyed, 'OK, next' (operation).

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