any of various joints for transmitting motion between rotating parts, as in a timepiece.
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How to use gimmal in a sentence
In the 17th century we find numerous allusions to gimmal rings (variously spelt).The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
Nares, in his Glossary, observes that the name gimmal was preserved to rings made triple, or even more complimentary.Finger-Ring Lore | William Jones
Such rings were known as Gemel or gimmal rings, the word being derived from the Latin gemellus, twins.Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places | Frederick William Fairholt