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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Gim"let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gimleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gimleting.]


To pierce or make with a gimlet.

2. Naut.

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


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