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
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)