Having a penetrating or piercing quality.
A small hand tool having a spiraled shank, a screw tip, and a cross handle and used for boring holes.
A small boring tool with a handle at right angles to a shaft having at the other end a spiral, pointed cutting edge.
A cocktail made of sweetened lime juice, gin or vodka, and sometimes soda.
To make a hole in with or as with a gimlet.
A cocktail made with vodka or gin, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes effervescent water and garnished with a slice of lime.
To make a hole in (something) with a gimlet.
Origin of gimlet
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman guimbelet perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn diminutive of wimmel auger
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition