Wim·ble n. An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle. Specifically: (a) A gimlet. “ It is but like the little wimble, to let in the greater auger.” --Selden. (b) A stonecutter's brace for boring holes in stone. (c) An auger used for boring in earth.
Wim·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimbled p. pr. & vb. n. Wimbling ] To bore or pierce, as with a wimble. “A foot soldier . . . wimbled also a hole through said coffin.”
Wim·ble a. Active; nimble.[Obs.]
n : hand tool for boring holes [syn: auger, gimlet, screw