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Meaning of "gimlet-eyed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIMLET-EYED

gimlet-eyed  [ˈɡɪmlɪtˌaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIMLET-EYED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gimlet-Eyed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GIMLET-EYED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gimlet (tool)

A gimlet is a hand tool for drilling small holes, mainly in wood, without splitting. It was defined in Joseph Gwilt's Architecture as "a piece of steel of a semi-cylindrical form, hollow on one side, having a cross handle at one end and a worm or screw at the other". A gimlet is always a small tool. A similar tool of larger size is called an auger. The cutting action of the gimlet is slightly different from an auger, however, as the end of the screw, and so the initial hole it makes, is smaller; the cutting edges pare away the wood which is moved out by the spiral sides, falling out through the entry hole. This also pulls the gimlet farther into the hole as it is turned; unlike a bradawl, pressure is not required once the tip has been drawn in. The name "gimlet" comes from the Old French guinbelet, guimbelet, later guibelet, probably a diminutive of the Anglo-French "wimble", a variation of "guimble", from the Middle Low German wiemel, cf. the Scandinavian wammie, to bore or twist; the modern French is gibelet.

Definition of gimlet-eyed in the English dictionary

The definition of gimlet-eyed in the dictionary is having penetrating and piercing eyes, and seeming to notice everything.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIMLET-EYED


beady-eyed
ˈbiːdɪˌaɪd
cockeyed
ˈkɒkˌaɪd
evil-eyed
ˈiːv əlˌaɪd
four-eyed
ˈfɔːʳˌaɪd
frogeyed
ˈfrɒɡˌaɪd
glassy-eyed
ˈɡlɑːsɪˌaɪd
one-eyed
ˈwʌnˌaɪd
oroide
ˈɔːrəʊˌaɪd
popeyed
ˈpɒpˌaɪd
sad-eyed
ˈsædˌaɪd
skew-eyed
ˈskjuːˌaɪd
slant-eyed
ˈslɑːntˌaɪd
slit-eyed
ˈslɪtˌaɪd
squinty-eyed
ˈskwɪntɪˌaɪd
stalk-eyed
ˈstɔːkˌaɪd
ureide
ˈjʊərɪˌaɪd
walleyed
ˈwɔːlˌaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIMLET-EYED

gilthead
giltwood
gimbal
gimbal ring
gimbals
gimcrack
gimcrackery
gimel
gimlet
gimmal
gimmalled
gimme
gimmer
gimmick
gimmickry
gimmicky
gimmie
gimmor
gimp
gimpy

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIMLET-EYED

bleary-eyed
blue-eyed
bright-eyed
bug-eyed
clear-eyed
cross-eyed
dark-eyed
dewy-eyed
eagle-eyed
eyed
goggle-eyed
green-eyed
hollow-eyed
misty-eyed
open-eyed
pie-eyed
red-eyed
sharp-eyed
starry-eyed
wide-eyed
wild-eyed

Synonyms and antonyms of gimlet-eyed in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gimlet-eyed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIMLET-EYED

Find out the translation of gimlet-eyed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gimlet-eyed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gimlet-eyed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

手钻眼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

- barrena de ojos
570 millions of speakers

English

gimlet-eyed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बरमाना आंखों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مخرز العينين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

буравчик глазами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

verruma de olhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তুরপুন নেত্রবিশিষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vrille yeux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gimlet bermata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bohrer -eyed
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キリ目
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

송곳 눈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gimlet-eyed
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoan mắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரத்தில் சிறிய துளை போடும் கருவி ஐட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिमेट डोअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

delici bakışlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gimlet - eyed
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Świderek -eyed
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

свердлик очима
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

burghiu cu ochi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τρυπάνι - eyed
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boortje -oog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Gimlet - eyed
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Gimlet - eyed
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gimlet-eyed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIMLET-EYED»

The term «gimlet-eyed» is used very little and occupies the 171.264 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIMLET-EYED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gimlet-eyed

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIMLET-EYED»

Discover the use of gimlet-eyed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gimlet-eyed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You ...
having eyes with a penetrating stare from the English word, gimlet: a tool for boring holes; gimlet-eyed literally means 'having eyes like a gimlet' e.g. One reason for Daniel Craig's being chosen to play James Bond was his gimlet-eyed gaze ...
Hubert van den Bergh, 2010
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In Pinelight: A Novel
Gimlet—eyed I'd read somewhere and I thought because a gimlet is green because it has lime juice that gimlet—eyed meant green—eyed but then I looked gimlet up and I saw it was a screw—tipped piercing implement and realized ...
Thomas Rayfiel, 2013
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Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker
... referred inevitably to Mrs. Ernest Simpson. Behind this latest. most incomprehensible Timenterprise looms. as usual. 'Peak of Life circulation (1921): 250.000. ambitious. gimlet-eyed. Baby Tycoon I-lenry Robinson Luce. co-founder of Time.
David Remnick, 2007
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The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete ...
Gee me ortl a gimlet-eyed [giim'lut-uy'd] old bitch. 11w.Dev.l (3) 11.Lln.l .0601]. Her own [eyes] narrowed till they glinted wintry and keen as the gimblet-tool, Cnocxz'rr Standard Bearer (1898) 197. 2. Phr. handy as a gimlet, quick, smart, useful.
Joseph Wright, 1900
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The English dialect dictionary, being the complete ...
Som. Tha eadger turn'd hes gimlet eye, AcRIkuaR Rhymes (I812) 7I. (at n.YksJZ, Chs.', n.Lin.l w.Som.l Having eyes which not only squint, but are always in motion , Cee me ortl a gimlet-eyed [giIm-lut-ny'd] old bitch. nw.!)ev.I (3) n.Lin.I (4) Gail.
Joseph Wright
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The Bandit of Hell's Bend
Gimlet eyed him sadly. When he essayed to place a foot in the stirrup the pony sidestepped rapidly in the opposite direction. "You'd better mount fromthe other side,Mr. Corson," advised Diana. "These horses are not broken to work with from  ...
Edgar Rice Burroughs, 2012
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A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English: Abridged from ...
Gimlet-eyed. Squinting, or squinny-eyed, cock-eyed : as in the old rhyme : Gimlet eye, sausage nose, Hip awry, bandy toes. G i m m e r. An old woman : a variant of cummer. Gin. 1. An Australian native woman. 2. An old woman : see Geezer.
John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley, 1905
8
The Unofficial Harry Potter Vocabulary Builder: Learn the ...
Goblet of Fire, page 96 The librarian hired Wildwood to clean the gilt decoration on the huge picture frame hanging over the library fireplace. gimlet-eyed (gim-lit- eyed) adjective Having a sharp or piercing glance. / Order ofthe Phoenix, page ...
Sayre Van Young, 2008
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... 2 us a drink made with GIN or vodka and lime juice >-idiom have gimlet eyes ( also be gimlet-eyed) literary to look at things very carefully and not miss anything gimme /'gim.i/ ▻ short form not standard give me: Gimme that pen back! ▻ noun  ...
‎2008
10
Blue-Eyed Son: The Story of an Adoption
The option of doing anything else but following it through to its bitter, sweet, or bittersweet, conclusion was the only one I could make out in my gimlet-eyed focus. The clock was ticking and the meter was whirring fast. Steve came back within ...
Nicky Campbell, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIMLET-EYED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gimlet-eyed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Teased to death
Holidays, demon grandchildren visit, and I find myself getting all gimlet-eyed with suspicion, hyper-vigilant like in the old days. I never learned ... «LGBTQ Nation, Jul 15»
2
The First Chapter of Harper Lee's Novel Go Set a Watchman Is …
In his daughter's flashbacks Atticus is the same gimlet-eyed but gentle critic of his community as always. Jean Louise anticipates from the train ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
3
The Bird and the Bee is here to play with 'Recreational Love'
That point of view comes through in the gimlet-eyed title track, where George pokes holes in the dubious reasoning of an immature lover, and ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
4
Veruca Salt, 'Ghost Notes'
... Louise Post's spun-sugar harmonies and gimlet-eyed lyrics for extra pop. Gordon departed in 1998 and Post trucked on until the mid-2000s; ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
5
Patti LuPone “Hijacked” Audience Member's Cell Phone, Jon Snow …
... “a measure of gimlet-eyed reflection, a large dollop of self-deprecation and a heaping dose of hilarity”), Patti LuPone snatched a cell phone, ... «Flavorwire, Jul 15»
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Budget 2015: the verdict from our columnists
Tempting as it is to gawp solely at the rabbit – a compulsory £9-an-hour living wage for all! – it's usually better to focus gimlet-eyed on the hand. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
The Poke guide to the 2015 budget
The Chancellor stands on the steps of Number 11 Downing Street and hoons his great, red box around, like a gimlet-eyed weasel annually ... «The Poke, Jul 15»
8
Kitty Flanagan review: Razor-sharp observations leave audience in …
... the ridiculous truth is unveiled. Seriously? reveals Flanagan's poised comic muscle and our norms revel under her gimlet-eyed investigation. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
9
Backstage: 'If plays are ships in the night, then musicals are ocean …
It's quite a list, but I believe any gimlet-eyed reader of The Stage will have already noticed two omissions in the ranks of the above. «The Stage, Jul 15»
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Exposing The World Of The One Percent
As a columnist for the New York Observer, Kirshenbaum's gained acclaim (and ruffled a few feathers) thanks to his gimlet-eyed look at the ... «Pulse, Jul 15»

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