Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: TOOLS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: guimbelet, probably from Middle Dutch wimmel 'tool for making holes'

gimlet

noun
     
gim‧let [countable]
1TZ a tool that is used to make small holes in wood so that you can put screws in easily
2

gimlet-eyed/gimlet eyes

if someone is gimlet-eyed, or has gimlet eyes, they look at things very hard and notice every detail
Word of the Day
The TOOLS
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics