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gimlet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gimlet 
  n  1:  gin  or  vodka  and  lime  juice 
  2:  hand  tool  for  boring  holes  [syn:  {auger},  {screw  auger},  {wimble}] 




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