Gimmal Definition

gĭməl, jĭm-
A ring formed of two or more interlocked circlets.
Webster's New World
Any of various linkages allowing one part to rotate within another rotating part, used especially in clockworks.
American Heritage

(obsolete) A quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer.


Origin of Gimmal

  • Alteration of obsolete gemel from Middle English sing. of gemelles twins from Old French pl. of jumel twin from Latin gemellus diminutive of geminus twin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably the same word as gemel. Compare gimbal.

    From Wiktionary

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