[ gim-uh l, jim-uh l ]
/ ˈgɪm əl, ˈdʒɪm əl /


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

Origin of gimmal

1520–30; alteration of gemel (orig. in plural) twin, Middle English gemelles (< Old French gemeles) < Latin gemellus (singular), diminutive of geminus twin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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