wimble

1 of 2

noun

wim·​ble ˈwim-bəl How to pronounce wimble (audio)
: any of various instruments for boring holes

wimble

2 of 2

verb

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

transitive verb

archaic
: to bore with or as if with a wimble

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wimble was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wimble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wimble. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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