Gimlet

Definition of Gimlet

Gim´let
n.1.A small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle.
Gimlet eye
a squint-eye.
- Wright.
v. t.1.To pierce or make with a gimlet.
[imp. & p. p. Gimleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gimleting.]
2.(Naut.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet.

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