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 dimpling
The slow smile was dimpling again at the corners of the perfect mouth.The Real Man|Francis Lynde
Whatever I had fancied strange in it, was gone, and it and her dimpling cheeks were now delightfully pretty and intelligent.In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
"He said the baby was named for him, but he didn't say what your name was," admitted Betty dimpling.Betty Gordon in Washington|Alice B. Emerson
"Also the tarantulas that drop from everywhere, especially into food," added Tommy, dimpling.Back To Billabong|Mary Grant Bruce
"They don't dry the dishes, 'cause they're boys," explained Betty dimpling.Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm|Alice B. Emerson
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.