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. Also,gim•bletPronunciation: (gim'blit).[key]Naut.to rotate (a suspended anchor) to a desired position.