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English Dictionary: gimlet by the DICT Development Group
3 results for gimlet
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice
  2. hand tool for boring holes
    Synonym(s): auger, gimlet, screw auger, wimble
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gimlet \Gim"let\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gimleted}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Gimleting}.]
      1. To pierce or make with a gimlet.
      2. (Naut.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a
            motion like turning a gimlet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gimlet \Gim"let\, n. [Also written and pronounced {gimbled}]
      [OF. guimbelet, guibelet, F. gibelet, prob. fr. OD. wimpel,
      weme, a bore, wemelen to bore, to wimble. See {Wimble}, n.]
      A small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a
      grooved body, and a cross handle.
      {Gimlet eye}, a squint-eye. [Colloq.] --Wright.
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