- 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. (noun)
- To penetrate with or as if with a gimlet. (verb-transitive)
- Having a penetrating or piercing quality: gimlet eyes. (adjective)
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