[ gim-uhl, jim-uhl ]

  1. any of various joints for transmitting motion between rotating parts, as in a timepiece.

Origin of gimmal

1520–30; alteration of gemel (originally in plural) twin, Middle English gemelles (<Old French gemeles) <Latin gemellus (singular), diminutive of geminus twin

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