Archaic any of various hand tools for boring, as a gimlet, auger, etc.
Origin of wimbleMiddle English from Anglo-French from Middle Dutch wimmel (or Flemish wemel), an auger
transitive verb-·bled, -·bling
Obs. to bore with a wimble
Any of numerous hand tools for boring holes.
Origin of wimbleMiddle English from Anglo-Norman probably from Middle Dutch wimmel ; see weip- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wimbles, present participle wimbling, simple past and past participle wimbled)