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Meaning of EYELET

Pronunciation:  'Ilit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
  2. [n]  a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord

EYELET is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: cringle, grommet, grummet, loop
 See Also: boot, fastener, fastening, fixing, garment, holdfast, hole



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eye"let`\, n. [F. [oe]illet, dim. of [oe]il eye, fr. L.
oculus. See {Eye}, and cf. {Oillet}.]
1. A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener,
   as in garments, sails, etc.

2. A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends
   of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in
   place; -- used to line an eyelet hole.

{Eyelet hole}, a hole made for an eyelet.

{Eyelet punch}, a machine for punching eyelet holes and
   fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth.

{Eyelet ring}. See {Eyelet}, 2.

Thesaurus Terms
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