thimble (plural thimbles)
- (sewing) A pitted, now usually metal, cap for the fingers, used in sewing to push the needle.
- A similarly shaped socket in machinery.
- A thimbleful.
- (nautical) A ring of metal or rope used in a ship's rigging; it is a protection against chafing.
a protective cap for the finger
a socket used in machinery
a thimbleful of something
rings used in a ship's rigging