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1. A small hand tool having a spiraled shank, a screw tip, and a cross handle and used for boring holes.
2. A cocktail made with vodka or gin, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes effervescent water and garnished with a slice of lime.
tr.v. gim·let·ed, gim·let·ing, gim·lets
To make a hole in (something) with a gimlet.
Having a penetrating or piercing quality: gimlet eyes.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman guimbelet, perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn, diminutive of wimmel, auger.]
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1. (Tools) a small hand tool consisting of a pointed spiral tip attached at right angles to a handle, used for boring small holes in wood
2. (Cookery) US a cocktail consisting of half gin or vodka and half lime juice
3. (Plants) a eucalyptus of W Australia having a twisted bole
(Tools) (tr) to make holes in (wood) using a gimlet
penetrating; piercing (esp in the phrase gimlet-eyed)
[C15: from Old French guimbelet, of Germanic origin, see wimble]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a small tool for boring holes, consisting of a shaft with a pointed screw at one end and a handle perpendicular to the shaft at the other.
2. a cocktail of gin or vodka, lime juice, and sometimes sugar.v.t.
3. to pierce with or as if with a gimlet.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French guimbelet < Germanic; compare Middle Dutch wimmel wimble]
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Past participle: gimleted
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|Noun||1.||gimlet - a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice|
cocktail - a short mixed drink
|2.||gimlet - hand tool for boring holes |
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
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gimlet[ˈgɪmlɪt] N (for wood) → barrena f de mano
he had gimlet eyes → tenía una mirada muy penetrante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
gimlet[ˈgɪmlɪt] n (= tool) → vrille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
gimlet[ˈgɪmlɪt] n (for wood) → succhiello
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995