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Meaning of GROMMET

Pronunciation:  'grâmit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

GROMMET is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: cringle, eyelet, grummet, loop
 See Also: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Grom"met\, n. [F. gourmette curb, curb chain, fr.
gourmer to curb, thump, beat; cf. Armor. gromm a curb, gromma
to curb.]
1. A ring formed by twisting on itself a single strand of an
   unlaid rope; also, a metallic eyelet in or for a sail or a
   mailbag. Sometimes written {grummet}.

2. (Mil.) A ring of rope used as a wad to hold a cannon ball
   in place.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air hole, annulet, armhole, blowhole, bullet-hole, bunghole, circlet, cringle, deadeye, eye, eyelet, gasket, guide, keyhole, knothole, loop, loophole, manhole, mousehole, peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket, placket hole, porthole, punch-hole, ringlet, roundlet, spiracle, tap, vent, venthole