[jim-buh lz, gim-] /ˈdʒɪm bəlz, ˈgɪm-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
Sometimes, gimbal. a contrivance, consisting of a ring or base on an axis, that permits an object, as a ship’s compass, mounted in or on it to tilt freely in any direction, in effect suspending the object so that it will remain horizontal even when its support is tipped.
a device, consisting of two or three pivoted rings at right angles to each other, that provides free suspension in all planes for an object such as a gyroscope, compass, chronometer, etc Also called gimbal ring
[gim-lit] /ˈgɪm lɪt/ noun 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. verb (used with object) 3. to pierce with […]
[gim-buh l] /ˈgɪm bəl/ noun 1. Jacob, 1850–1922, U.S. retail merchant.
[jim-krak] /ˈdʒɪmˌkræk/ noun 1. a showy, useless trifle; gewgaw. adjective 2. showy but useless. /ˈdʒɪmˌkræk/ adjective 1. cheap; shoddy noun 2. a cheap showy trifle or gadget n. 1610s, “showy person;” sense of “trifle” first recorded 1839; of uncertain origin, perhaps alteration of gibecrake, a kind of ornament on wooden furniture (mid-14c.), perhaps from Old […]
[gim-uh l] /ˈgɪm əl/ noun 1. the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. 3. Music. . /ˈɡɪməl; Hebrew ˈɡiːmɛl/ noun 1. the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ג) transliterated as g or, when final, gh