wimble

[ wim-buh l ]
/ ˈwɪm bəl /

noun

a device used especially in mining for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole.
a marbleworker's brace for drilling.
any of various other instruments for boring.

verb (used with object), wim·bled, wim·bling.

to bore or perforate with or as if with a wimble.

Nearby words

  1. wilton manors,
  2. wilts,
  3. wiltshire,
  4. wiltshire horn,
  5. wily,
  6. wimbledon,
  7. wimmin,
  8. wimp,
  9. wimp out,
  10. wimpish

Origin of wimble

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wimmel auger; see gimlet

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British Dictionary definitions for wimble

wimble

/ (ˈwɪmbəl) /

noun

any of a number of hand tools, such as a brace and bit or a gimlet, used for boring holes

verb

to bore (a hole) with or as if with a wimble

Word Origin for wimble

C13: from Middle Dutch wimmel auger

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