Definition of Gimlet

1. Noun. A cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice.

Generic synonyms: Cocktail



2. Noun. Hand tool for boring holes.
Exact synonyms: Auger, Screw Auger, Wimble
Generic synonyms: Drill

Definition of Gimlet

1. n. A small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle.

2. v. t. To pierce or make with a gimlet.

Definition of Gimlet

1. Noun. A small screw-tipped tool for boring holes. ¹

2. Noun. A cocktail, usually made with gin and lime juice. ¹

3. Verb. To pierce or bore holes (as if using a gimlet). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gimlet

1. to pierce with a boring tool [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gimlet

gimbaling
gimballed
gimballing
gimbals
gimbap
gimblet
gimblets
gimboid
gimboids
gimcrack
gimcrackeries
gimcrackery
gimcracks
gimel
gimels
gimlet (current term)
gimlet-eyed
gimleted
gimleting
gimlets
gimlety
gimmal
gimmals
gimme
gimme a five
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gimmers
gimmes
gimmick
gimmicked

Literary usage of Gimlet

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1. Essentials of Woodworking: A Textbook for Schools by Ira Samuel Griffith (1908)
"The gimlet bit, Fig. 78, is used mainly for boring holes for screws. ... 79. screw holes made with the gimlet so that the heads of the screws may sink into ..."

2. Tools and Machines by Charles Barnard (1903)
"When the hole is as deep as the tool will conveniently go, we have only to reverse the motion of the handle, and the gimlet easily rises out of the hole. ..."

3. Lockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical by Joseph Gregory Horner (1892)
"gimlet.—A boring tool which prepares the way for the entrance of wood screws. Its pomt is that of a taper screw and its body that of a cylinder having a ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... a handy man, a universal mechanic or Jack of all trades. In this sense common in Northamptonshire. (Popular), a spruce person. gimlet-eyed ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"A hole washed out of the ground by the rushing water when an embankment gives way. Peacock, Glossary (Manley and Corringham). gimlet (gim'let), ». ..."

6. The Mechanic's Companion: Or, The Elements and Practice of Carpentry by Peter Nicholson (1831)
"THE gimlet Is a piece of steel of a cylindric form, having a transverse han. die at the upper end, and at the other end a worm or screw ; and a cylindric ..."

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