gimlet


1gim·let

noun \ˈgim-lət\

Definition of GIMLET

:  a small tool with a screw point, grooved shank, and cross handle for boring holes

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Origin of GIMLET

Middle English, from Anglo-French guimbelet, from Middle French (Picard), modification of Middle Dutch wimmelkijn, from wimmel wimble
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

2gimlet

adjective

Definition of GIMLET

:  having a piercing or penetrating quality

First Known Use of GIMLET

1752

3gimlet

transitive verb

Definition of GIMLET

:  to pierce as if with a gimlet

First Known Use of GIMLET

1840

4gimlet

noun

Definition of GIMLET

:  a drink consisting of sweetened lime juice and gin or vodka and sometimes carbonated or plain water

Origin of GIMLET

probably from 1gimlet
First Known Use: 1928

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

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