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thim·ble

 (thĭm′bəl)
n.
1. A hard, usually pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing.
2. Any of various tubular sockets or sleeves in machinery.
3. Nautical
a. A metal ring fitted in an eye of a sail to prevent chafing.
b. A metal ring around which a rope splice is passed.

[Middle English thimbil, alteration of Old English thȳmel, leather finger covering, from thūma, thumb; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

thimble

(ˈθɪmbəl)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a cap of metal, plastic, etc, used to protect the end of the finger when sewing
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any small metal cap resembling this
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical a loop of metal having a groove at its outer edge for a rope or cable, for lining the inside of an eye
4. (Units) short for thimbleful
[Old English thӯmel thumbstall, from thūma thumb]

thim•ble

(ˈθɪm bəl)

n.
1. a small cap worn over the fingertip to protect it when pushing a needle through cloth in sewing.
2. a metal ring with a concave groove on the outside, used to line the outside of a ring of rope to prevent chafing.
[before 1000; Middle English thym(b)yl, Old English thȳmel; see thumb, -le]
thim′ble•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thimble - as much as a thimble will holdthimble - as much as a thimble will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
2.thimble - a small metal cap to protect the finger while sewing; can be used as a small container
cap - something serving as a cover or protection
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Translations
كُشْتْبان، قِمْع الخِياطَه
náprstek
fingerbøl
gyûszû
fingurbjörg
antpirštis
uzpirkstenis
náprstok

thimble

[ˈθɪmbl] N
1. (Sew) → dedal m
2. (Naut) → guardacabo m

thimble

[ˈθɪmbəl] nm (à coudre)

thimble

nFingerhut m

thimble

[ˈθɪmbl] nditale m

thimble

(ˈθimbl) noun
a kind of metal or plastic capital to protect the finger and push the needle when sewing.