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Definition of thimble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

thimble

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈθɪmbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɪmbl//
 
 
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a small metal or plastic object that you wear on the end of your finger to protect it when sewing Word Origin Old English thȳmel ‘fingerstall’ (from thumb and -le).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: thimble