wimble

noun
wim·​ble | \ ˈwim-bəl How to pronounce wimble (audio) \

Definition of wimble

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of various instruments for boring holes

wimble

verb
wimbled; wimbling\ ˈwim-​b(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce wimble (audio) \

Definition of wimble (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

archaic
: to bore with or as if with a wimble

First Known Use of wimble

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wimble

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Middle Dutch wimmel auger; akin to Middle Low German wimmel auger

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“Wimble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wimble. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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