Definition of "wimble" [wim•ble]

  • Any of numerous hand tools for boring holes. (noun)

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Use "wimble" in a sentence
  • "[Illustration] "A wimble is a long tool, like a great gimlet, with a cross handle, with which you turn it like a screw."
  • "((Oxford English Dictionary) [21.13] A wimble is a auger or gimlet; apparently one can be large enough to bore holes in ground."
  • "To him the artificers who followed him owed the invention of the axe, the wedge, the wimble, and the carpenter's level, and his restless mind was ever busy with new inventions."