Wimble
Wimble Wim"ble, n. [OE. wimbil; akin to Dan. vimmel, OD. wemelen to bore. Cf. {Gimlet}.] An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle. Specifically: (a) A gimlet. `` It is but like the little wimble, to let in the greater auger.'' --Selden. (b) A stonecutter's brace for boring holes in stone. (c) An auger used for boring in earth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wimble — Wim ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wimbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wimbling}.] To bore or pierce, as with a wimble. A foot soldier . . . wimbled also a hole through said coffin. Wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wimble — [wim′bəl] n. [ME < Anglo Fr < MDu wimmel (or Fl wemel), an auger] any of various tools for boring, as a gimlet, auger, etc. vt. wimbled, wimbling Obs. to bore with a wimble …   English World dictionary

  • Wimble — Wim ble, a. [Cf. Sw. vimmelkantig giddy, whimsical, dial. Sw. vimmla to be giddy or skittish, and E. whim.] Active; nimble.[Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wimble — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Middle Dutch wimmel auger; akin to Middle Low German wimmel auger Date: 13th century any of various instruments for boring holes II. transitive verb (wimbled; wimbling) Date: 15th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wimble — /wim beuhl/, n., v., wimbled, wimbling. n. 1. a device used esp. in mining for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole. 2. a marbleworker s brace for drilling. 3. any of various other instruments for boring. v.t. 4. to bore or perforate with or… …   Universalium

  • wimble — 1. noun Any of various hand tools for boring holes. 2. verb To truss hay with a wimble …   Wiktionary

  • wimble — wim•ble [[t]ˈwɪm bəl[/t]] n. v. bled, bling 1) bui a marbleworker s brace for drilling 2) bui any of various instruments for boring 3) to bore or perforate with or as if with a wimble • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < MD or MLG wimmel auger; cf.… …   From formal English to slang

  • wimble — /ˈwɪmbəl/ (say wimbuhl) noun 1. a device in mining, etc., for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole. 2. a brace for drilling marble, etc. 3. any of various other instruments for boring, etc. –verb (t) (wimbled, wimbling) 4. to bore or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wimble — n. drill, device which bores holes v. drill, make holes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wimble — wim·ble …   English syllables

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