Definition of "gimlet" []

  • (noun) A small hand tool having a spiraled shank, a screw tip, and a cross handle and used for boring holes.
  • (noun) A cocktail made with vodka or gin, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes effervescent water and garnished with a slice of lime.
  • (verb-transitive) To penetrate with or as if with a gimlet.
  • (adjective) Having a penetrating or piercing quality: gimlet eyes.

Use "gimlet" in a sentence

  • "Sator: I'm more a martini guy myself, but that gimlet is in the top five."
  • "A gimlet is a strong drink with a distinctive sweet sharp tang to it that is refreshing and elegant."
  • "Brendan probably means gauntlet, since a gimlet is a small boring tool for penetrating wood."

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