Any of numerous hand tools for boring holes.
(archaic) Any of various hand tools for boring, as a gimlet, auger, etc.
(obs.) To bore with a wimble.
To bore or pierce, as with a wimble.
Other Word Forms
Origin of wimble
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman probably from Middle Dutch wimmel weip- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition