Wim"ble (?), n. [OE. wimbil; akin to Dan. vimmel, OD. wemelen to bore. Cf. Gimlet.]

An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle.

Specifically: (a)

A gimlet.

" It is but like the little wimble, to let in the greater auger." Selden. (b)

A stonecutter's brace for boring holes in stone.

(c)

An auger used for boring in earth.

 

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Wim"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wimbling (?).]

To bore or pierce, as with a wimble.

"A foot soldier . . . wimbled also a hole through said coffin."

Wood.

 

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Wim"ble (?), a. [Cf. Sw. vimmelkantig giddy, whimsical, dial. Sw. vimmla to be giddy or skittish, and E. whim.]

Active; nimble.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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