gim·​mal ˈgi-məl How to pronounce gimmal (audio) ˈji- How to pronounce gimmal (audio)
gimmals plural : joined work (as in a clock) whose parts move within each other
: a finger ring consisting of a pair or series of interlocked rings

Word History


alteration of obsolete gemel double ring — more at gimbal

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gimmal was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Gimmal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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