• IPA: /ˈθɪmbəl/

thimble (plural thimbles)

  1. (sewing) A pitted, now usually metal, cap for the fingers, used in sewing to push the needle.
    Synonyms: thumbstall
  2. A similarly shaped socket in machinery.
  3. A thimbleful.
  4. (nautical) A ring of metal or rope used in a ship's rigging; it is a protection against chafing.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: ein Fingerhut voll
  • Russian: напёрсток
  • German: Kausch, Kausche, Seilkausche
  • Italian: redancia
  • Russian: ко́уш

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