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Meaning of gimlet

gim•let

Pronunciation: (gim'lit), [key]
— n.
  1. a small tool for boring holes, consisting of a shaft with a pointed screw at one end and a handle perpendicular to the shaft at the other.
  2. a cocktail made with gin or vodka, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes soda water.
—v.t.
  1. to pierce with or as if with a gimlet.
  2. to rotate (a suspended anchor) to a desired position.
—adj.
  1. able to penetrate or bore through.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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