gimmal

noun
gim·​mal | \ ˈgi-məl How to pronounce gimmal (audio) , ˈji- How to pronounce gimmal (audio) \

Definition of gimmal

1 gimmals plural : joined work (as in a clock) whose parts move within each other
2 : a finger ring consisting of a pair or series of interlocked rings

First Known Use of gimmal

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gimmal

alteration of obsolete gemel double ring — more at gimbal

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gimmal

Time Traveler for gimmal

Time Traveler

The first known use of gimmal was in 1598

See more words from the same year

Statistics for gimmal

Cite this Entry

“Gimmal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gimmal. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

Comments on gimmal

What made you want to look up gimmal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!