Whim

Definition of Whim

n.1.(Zool.) The European widgeon.
1.
1.A sudden turn or start of the mind; a temporary eccentricity; a freak; a fancy; a capricious notion; a humor; a caprice.
Let every man enjoy his whim.
- Churchill.
2.(Mining) A large capstan or vertical drum turned by horse power or steam power, for raising ore or water, etc., from mines, or for other purposes; - called also whim gin, and whimsey.
Whim gin
(Mining) a whim. See Whim, 2.
Whim shaft
(Mining) a shaft through which ore, water, etc., is raised from a mine by means of a whim.
v. i.1.To be subject to, or indulge in, whims; to be whimsical, giddy, or freakish.

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