verb (used with object), dim·pled, dim·pling.
- to dent (a metal sheet) so as to permit use of bolts or rivets with countersunk heads.
- to mark (a metal object) with a drill point as a guide for further drilling.
verb (used without object), dim·pled, dim·pling.
Origin of dimple
Examples from the Web for dimple
When the salt starts to pop (from the water trapped in the salt crystal), slap down your burger, dimple side up.
One has a dimple in his cheek, and the other is a little smaller of the two.Miss Billy Married|Eleanor H. Porter
They were best of the dimple family—not fat dimples, but little spots you'd like to own.Plain Mary Smith|Henry Wallace Phillips
Ah, Dimple, you don't know how fine it is on that upper porch.A Sweet Little Maid|Amy E. Blanchard
Word Origin for dimple
c.1400, perhaps existing in Old English as a word meaning "pothole," perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dumpilaz, which has yielded words in other languages meaning "small pit, little pool" (e.g. German Tümpel "pool," Middle Low German dümpelen, Dutch dompelen "to plunge"). Related: Dimples.
1570s (implied in dimpled), from dimple (n.).