gimmal
noun Etymology: alteration of obsolete gemel double ring — more at gimbal Date: 1598 1. plural joined work (as in a clock) whose parts move within each other 2. a finger ring consisting of a pair or series of interlocked rings

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  • Gimmal — Gim mal, a. Made or consisting of interlocked rings or links; as, gimmal mail. [1913 Webster] In their pale dull mouths the gimmal bit Lies foul with chewed grass. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Gimmal joint}. See {Gimbal joint}, under {Gimbal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gimmal — Gim mal, n. [Prob. the same word as gemel. See {Gemel}, and cf. {Gimbal}.] 1. Joined work whose parts move within each other; a pair or series of interlocked rings. [1913 Webster] 2. A quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gimmal — [gim′əl, jim′əl] n. [see] a ring formed of two or more interlocked circlets …   English World dictionary

  • gimmal — /gim euhl, jim euhl/, n. any of various joints for transmitting motion between rotating parts, as in a timepiece. [1520 30; alter. of gemel (orig. in pl.) twin, ME gemelles ( < OF gemeles) < L gemellus (sing.), dim. of geminus twin] * * * …   Universalium

  • gimmal — North Country (Newcastle) Words a double tree; so called by woodmen …   English dialects glossary

  • gimmal — gim·mal …   English syllables

  • gimmal — gim•mal [[t]ˈgɪm əl, ˈdʒɪm əl[/t]] n. hor any of various joints for transmitting motion between rotating parts, as in a timepiece • Etymology: 1520–30; alter. of gemel (orig. in pl.) twin, ME gemelles (< OF gemeles) < L gemellus (sing.),… …   From formal English to slang

  • gimmal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gimmal joint — Gimmal Gim mal, a. Made or consisting of interlocked rings or links; as, gimmal mail. [1913 Webster] In their pale dull mouths the gimmal bit Lies foul with chewed grass. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Gimmal joint}. See {Gimbal joint}, under {Gimbal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gimmal ring — noun see gimmal I, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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