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
Contemporary Examples of dimple
When the salt starts to pop (from the water trapped in the salt crystal), slap down your burger, dimple side up.The Perfect Burger (Sans Bun)
November 1, 2010
Historical Examples of dimple
He had been only vaguely conscious of the dimple in the night.The Gentleman From Indiana
It is whispered that if Maria gives her hand to Mr. Dimple, it will be without her heart.
I have the honour to be Mr. Dimple's servant, or, if you please, waiter.
And will you pretend to say now, Mr. Dimple, that you propose to break with Maria?
The reputation of my life does not depend upon the breath of a Mr. Dimple.
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.).