adjective Date: 1752 sharp-sighted

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  • gimlet-eyed — [gim′litīd΄] adj. having a piercing glance * * * gim·let eyed (gĭmʹlĭt īd ) adj. Having keen vision. * * * …   Universalium

  • gimlet-eyed — [gim′litīd΄] adj. having a piercing glance …   English World dictionary

  • gimlet-eyed — adjective Having piercing eyes, sharp sighted. Dn her gooseberry wig, said the corporal, when she was out of hearing, that gimlet eyed jade mother adjutant, as we call her is a greater plague to the regiment than provost marshal …   Wiktionary

  • gimlet-eyed — adjective see gimlet eye * * * gimˈlet eyed adjective Having a piercing look or stare • • • Main Entry: ↑gimlet …   Useful english dictionary

  • gimlet eye — gimlet eyed, adj. 1. a sharp or piercing glance. 2. an eye that appears to give a sharp or piercing look. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gimlet (tool) — A gimlet is a hand tool for drilling small holes, mainly in wood, without splitting. It was defined in Gwilt s Architecture (1859) as a piece of steel of a semi cylindrical form, hollow on one side, having a cross handle at one end and a worm or… …   Wikipedia

  • gimlet — gim|let [ˈgımlıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: guimbelet, probably from Middle Dutch wimmel tool for making holes ] 1.) a tool that is used to make small holes in wood so that you can put screws in easily 2.) gimlet eyed/gimlet eyes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gimlet — noun (C) 1 a tool that is used to make small holes in wood so that you can put screws in easily 2 gimlet eyed/gimlet eyes if someone is gimlet eyed, or has gimlet eyes, they look at things very hard and notice every detail 3 an alcoholic drink… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gimlet eye — noun Etymology: gimlet (I) : a piercing or watchful eye a man with a gimlet eye for the future Newsweek • gimlet eyed ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • gimlet — [[t]gɪ̱mlɪt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If you say that someone has gimlet eyes, you mean that they look at people or things very carefully, and seem to notice every detail. [WRITTEN] Have you read the whole book? she asks, gimlet eyed …   English dictionary

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