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 dimpled
Her sunny, dimpled smile was betrayed by her hunched, buckled posture.
There is something to the challenge posed by that dimpled orb that creates great distraction.
But Rubens was merely trying to appeal to wealthy art patrons, who liked their models with thick legs and dimpled derrieres.
As her skin is turned pale, and her cheeks are dimpled, a familiar face emerges from the screen.
Her face is round, and her dimpled smile is accented by two front teeth that resemble Chiclets.
Here the squire patted the dimpled hand; he was not interested in Philip Arnold's inquiries.Frances Kane's Fortune|L. T. Meade
He peeped from under Millicent's daintily knitted brows and gestured with Florence's dimpled fists.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
But she dimpled when she said it, and evidently considered Tom's rather blunt remark a compliment.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson
With a sudden influx of gladness she ran forward, a thankful heart beating color back into her dimpled face.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
As she read it a smile broke over the dimpled features, and in a moment more she pushed the table from her and left the room.Idle Hour Stories|Eugenia Dunlap Potts
Word Origin for dimple
1570s (implied in dimpled), from dimple (n.).
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.