2. Money. [Obs.] "The gilt of France." Shak.
(Gilt"-edge` Gilt"-edged`) a.
1. Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.
2. Of the best quality; said of negotiable paper, etc. [Slang, U. S.]
(Gilt"head`) n. (Zoöl.) A marine fish. The name is applied to two species: (a) The Pagrus, or
Chrysophrys, auratus, a valuable food fish common in the Mediterranean (so named from its golden-
colored head); called also giltpoll. (b) The Crenilabrus melops, of the British coasts; called also
golden maid, conner, sea partridge.
(Gilt"if) a. [For gilti, by confusion with -if, -ive, in French forms. See Guilty.] Guilty. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Gilt"tail`) n. A yellow-tailed worm or larva.
(Gim) a. [Cf. Gimp, a.] Neat; spruce. [Prov.]
Gimbal joint (Mach.), a universal joint embodying the principle of the gimbal. Gimbal ring, a
single gimbal, as that by which the cockeye of the upper millstone is supported on the spindle.
(Gim"bal or Gim"bals) n. [See Gimmal, n.] A contrivance for permitting a body to incline
freely in all directions, or for suspending anything, as a barometer, ship's compass, chronometer, etc.,
so that it will remain plumb, or level, when its support is tipped, as by the rolling of a ship. It consists
of a ring in which the body can turn on an axis through a diameter of the ring, while the ring itself is so
pivoted to its support that it can turn about a diameter at right angles to the first.
(Gim"blet) n. & v. See Gimlet.
(Gim"crack`) n. [OE., a spruce and pert pretender, also, a spruce girl, prob. fr. gim + crack
lad, boaster.] A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty thing. Arbuthnot.
Gimlet eye, a squint-eye. [Colloq.] Wright.
(Gim"let) n. [Also written and pronounced gimbled ] [OF. guimbelet, guibelet, F. gibelet, prob.
fr. OD. wimpel, weme, a bore, wemelen to bore, to wimble. See Wimble, n.] A small tool for boring
holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle.
(Gim"let), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gimleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gimleting.]
1. To pierce or make with a gimlet.
2. (Naut.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet.
(Gim"mal) n. [Prob. the same word as gemel. See Gemel, and cf. Gimbal.]
1. Joined work whose parts move within each other; a pair or series of interlocked rings.
2. A quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer. [Obs.]
(Gim"mal), a. Made or consisting of interlocked rings or links; as, gimmal mail.
In their pale dull mouths the gimmal bitShak. Gimmal joint. See Gimbal joint, under Gimbal.
Lies foul with chewed grass.