verb (used with object)
Origin of gimlet
Related formsgim·let·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for gimlet
Murdoch was known to personally track all of the editorial budgets with a gimlet eye.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are reasons, in other words, for hard-shell conservatives to give him the gimlet eye.Rand Paul Woos the Base With Hot Monica Lewinsky Talk|Michael Tomasky|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What the baron recoils from in horror, others discern with a gimlet eye to the main social chance.
However, with the gimlet eyes of a new blogger, I detect ominous portents of change.
In other words, the mental jump needed to invent the gimlet was from a base of nothing that we can exactly specify.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
These holes may be bored with a screw-eye if you haven't a gimlet or drill.Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys|A. Neely Hall
His fiery eyes, placed very close to his nose and piercing as a gimlet, would have won him the name of a sorcerer in Naples.The Two Brothers|Honore de Balzac
For these the holes should be bored part way with a gimlet, and a peg used larger than the hole.Boy Scouts Handbook|Boy Scouts of America
Bore a hole one-quarter of an inch across through the centre of the disk with a gimlet or sharp-pointed awl.The Child's Rainy Day Book|Mary White