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gimlet

gim·let

 (gĭm′lĭt)
n.
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.
adj.
Having a penetrating or piercing quality: gimlet eyes.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman guimbelet, perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn, diminutive of wimmel, auger.]

gimlet

(ˈɡɪmlɪt)
n
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
vb
(Tools) (tr) to make holes in (wood) using a gimlet
adj
penetrating; piercing (esp in the phrase gimlet-eyed)
[C15: from Old French guimbelet, of Germanic origin, see wimble]

gim•let

(ˈgɪm lɪt)
n.
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]

gimlet


Past participle: gimleted
Gerund: gimleting

Imperative
gimlet
gimlet
Present
I gimlet
you gimlet
he/she/it gimlets
we gimlet
you gimlet
they gimlet
Preterite
I gimleted
you gimleted
he/she/it gimleted
we gimleted
you gimleted
they gimleted
Present Continuous
I am gimleting
you are gimleting
he/she/it is gimleting
we are gimleting
you are gimleting
they are gimleting
Present Perfect
I have gimleted
you have gimleted
he/she/it has gimleted
we have gimleted
you have gimleted
they have gimleted
Past Continuous
I was gimleting
you were gimleting
he/she/it was gimleting
we were gimleting
you were gimleting
they were gimleting
Past Perfect
I had gimleted
you had gimleted
he/she/it had gimleted
we had gimleted
you had gimleted
they had gimleted
Future
I will gimlet
you will gimlet
he/she/it will gimlet
we will gimlet
you will gimlet
they will gimlet
Future Perfect
I will have gimleted
you will have gimleted
he/she/it will have gimleted
we will have gimleted
you will have gimleted
they will have gimleted
Future Continuous
I will be gimleting
you will be gimleting
he/she/it will be gimleting
we will be gimleting
you will be gimleting
they will be gimleting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gimleting
you have been gimleting
he/she/it has been gimleting
we have been gimleting
you have been gimleting
they have been gimleting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gimleting
you will have been gimleting
he/she/it will have been gimleting
we will have been gimleting
you will have been gimleting
they will have been gimleting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gimleting
you had been gimleting
he/she/it had been gimleting
we had been gimleting
you had been gimleting
they had been gimleting
Conditional
I would gimlet
you would gimlet
he/she/it would gimlet
we would gimlet
you would gimlet
they would gimlet
Past Conditional
I would have gimleted
you would have gimleted
he/she/it would have gimleted
we would have gimleted
you would have gimleted
they would have gimleted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gimlet - a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice
cocktail - a short mixed drink
2.gimlet - hand tool for boring holesgimlet - 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)
Translations
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gimlet

[ˈgɪmlɪt] N (for wood) → barrena f de mano
he had gimlet eyestenía una mirada muy penetrante

gimlet

[ˈgɪmlɪt] n (= tool) → vrille f

gimlet

nHand- or Vorbohrer m; her gimlet eyesihre Luchsaugen; to have eyes like gimletsAugen wie ein Luchs haben; gimlet-eyedluchsäugig

gimlet

[ˈgɪmlɪt] n (for wood) → succhiello
References in classic literature ?
At least I thought Raffles was standing, until he asked me to strike a light, when I found him on his knees instead of on his feet, busy screwing down the trap-door with his gimlet. He carried three or four gimlets for wedging doors, and he drove them all.
From face to face and speaker to speaker his eyes would turn, boring like gimlets of incandescent ice, disconcerting and perturbing.
Arthur himself had provided the prizes for the men, and Bill was made happy with a splendid pocket-knife, supplied with blades and gimlets enough to make a man at home on a desert island.
I've been screwing gimlets into him, and sticking forks in his eyes, and cutting my name on him.
A woman in fantastic rags, with cheeks cavernously hollow and with narrow black eyes like burning gimlets, caught a glimpse of Hartman and me.
At this point Grimaud stopped and was preparing to make a hole with his gimlet, when he found a spigot; he therefore placed his tankard under it and turned the spout; something, whatever it was the cask contained, fell silently into the tankard.
I slept through it for a while, dreaming that I had swallowed a sovereign, and that they were cutting a hole in my back with a gimlet, so as to try and get it out.
Others have been drawn out, not without trouble, from the bottoms of ships, which they had pierced through and through, as a gimlet pierces a barrel.
What was I thinking of to thrust myself into that stone gimlet which pierces the sky; all for the sake of eating bearded cheese, and looking at the bell- towers of Paris through a hole in the wall!"
The box was close on every side, with a little door for me to go in and out, and a few gimlet holes to let in air.
But there was a strong smell of rats; and John Joiner spent the rest of the morning sniffing and whining, and wagging his tail, and going round and round with his head in the hole like a gimlet.
But Raffles had taken out the portable tool-box that he called a knife, and always carried, and as he opened the gimlet he handed me the club he held.