Wimble definition

wĭmbəl
Any of numerous hand tools for boring holes.
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(archaic) Any of various hand tools for boring, as a gimlet, auger, etc.
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(obs.) To bore with a wimble.
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Any of various hand tools for boring holes.
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To truss hay with a wimble.
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To bore or pierce, as with a wimble.
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(obsolete) Active; nimble.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wimble
Plural:
wimbles

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