1) A female sheep between the first and second shearing.
1520 to Annes Pullan, ij gimars, Thruscross
1554 10 gymmars worth 17s, Acomb
1561 a pricke horned gymmer, Bardsey
1639 Item 18 gimers, two Tups, Swinsty. The word was actually used in several compound forms: 1524 sex gymmers hoggys, Pannal
1556 Item I bequeath to my doughter Marye Crofte a gymmer hogge, and to euery one of her iiij children ... a gimmer lambe, Bardsey
1642 Ewes are such as have beene twice shorne or clipped
for from lambinge time ... till clippinge time ... they are called gimmer lambes
and from that time till clippinge time come againe, they are called gimmer hogges. Then after they are once shorn, they are called gimmer shearings, Elmswell.