Thim vs Whim - What's the difference?
Apocopal derivation of "whim-wham."
A fanciful impulse, or whimsical idea
(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
- Let every man enjoy his whim .
* (fancy) lark, especially in phrase on a whim
* on a whim
* whim gin
* whim shaft
Picture of a horse-powered whim used to wind the cables on to work the mine between the depth of 50 feet to 500 feet - photo taken at Gympie, Queensland, Australia
A bird, the European widgeon.