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
Related Words for dimplingnick, gouge, perforate, indent, scratch, dig, mark, imprint, dint, hollow, dimple, ridge, notch, pit, furrow
Examples from the Web for dimpling
Historical Examples of dimpling
The girl looked at him, blushing and dimpling with shy delight.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
Sandy Rowl responded readily to this dimpling, flashing banter.Harbor Tales Down North
“More,” said Mrs. Wescott, emphatically, dimpling happily at her memories.Lucile Triumphant
Elizabeth M. Duffield
"Heartsease for thought," said Gerard, and kissed her dimpling mouth.From the Car Behind
Eleanor M. Ingram
"I don't care why you sing so long as you sing," said Essie, dimpling again.The Lady Doc
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.