noun thim·ble \ˈthim-bəl\

: a small metal or plastic cap used in sewing to protect the finger that pushes the needle

Full Definition of THIMBLE

:  a pitted cap or cover worn on the finger to push the needle in sewing
a :  a grooved ring of thin metal used to fit in a spliced loop in a rope as protection from chafing
b :  a lining (as of metal) for an opening (as in a roof or wall) through which a stovepipe or chimney passes

Origin of THIMBLE

Middle English thymel, thymbyl, from Old English thȳmel covering for the thumb, from thūma thumb
First Known Use: 15th century


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