Word Moment: Gimlet

Gimlet

n.

1. A small hand tool having a spiraled shank, a screw tip, and a cross handle and used for boring holes.
2. A cocktail made with vodka or gin, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes effervescent water and garnished with a slice of lime.
tr.v. gim·let·ed, gim·let·ing, gim·lets

To penetrate with or as if with a gimlet.
adj.

Having a penetrating or piercing quality: gimlet eyes.
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