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gimlet

noun gim·let \ 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 and Etymology of gimlet

Middle English, from Anglo-French guimbelet, from Middle French (Picard), modification of Middle Dutch wimmelkijn, from wimmel wimble

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gimlet

adjective

Definition of gimlet

: having a piercing or penetrating quality

First Known Use of gimlet

1752

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gimlet

verb

Definition of gimlet

: to pierce as if with a gimlet

First Known Use of gimlet

1840

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gimlet

noun

Definition of gimlet

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

Origin and Etymology of gimlet

probably from 1gimlet

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GIMLET Defined for Kids

gimlet

noun gim·let \ ˈgim-lət \

Definition of gimlet for Students

: a small pointed tool for making holes

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