Gemel hinge
Gemel Gem"el, n. 1. One of the twins. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

2. (Heb.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. {Bars gemel}, under {Gemel}, a. [1913 Webster]

Two gemels silver between two griffins passant. --Strype. [1913 Webster]

{Gemel hinge} (Locksmithing), a hinge consisting of an eye or loop and a hook.

{Gemel ring}, a ring with two or more links; a gimbal. See {Gimbal}.

{Gemel window}, a window with two bays. [1913 Webster]


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  • gemel hinge — noun : a hinge consisting of an eye or loop and a hook …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gemel — Gem el, n. 1. One of the twins. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. (Heb.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. {Bars gemel}, under {Gemel}, a. [1913 Webster] Two gemels silver between two griffins passant. Strype.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gemel ring — Gemel Gem el, n. 1. One of the twins. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. (Heb.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. {Bars gemel}, under {Gemel}, a. [1913 Webster] Two gemels silver between two griffins passant. Strype …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gemel window — Gemel Gem el, n. 1. One of the twins. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. (Heb.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. {Bars gemel}, under {Gemel}, a. [1913 Webster] Two gemels silver between two griffins passant. Strype …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gem|el — «JEHM uhl», noun. 1. = hinge. (Cf. ↑hinge) 2. = gemel ring. (Cf. ↑gemel ring) 3. a bottle with two or more heads, and with separate compartments for different liquids. ╂[< Old French gemel < Latin gemellus ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • gimbal — [ dʒɪmb(ə)l, gɪm ] (also gimbals) noun a device for keeping an instrument such as a compass or chronometer horizontal in a moving vessel or aircraft. Derivatives gimballed adjective Origin C16: var. of earlier gimmal, itself a var. of ME gemel… …   English new terms dictionary

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