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Meaning of GIMLET

Pronunciation:  'gimlit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hand tool for boring holes
  2. [n]  a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice

GIMLET is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: auger, screw auger, wimble
 See Also: cocktail, drill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.