eyelet


eye·let

noun \ˈī-lət\

: a small hole or opening in a material (such as cloth or leather) for a string or rope to pass through; also : a metal or plastic ring that strengthens such an opening

Full Definition of EYELET

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a :  a small hole designed to receive a cord or used for decoration (as in embroidery)
b :  a small typically metal ring to reinforce an eyelet :  grommet

Origin of EYELET

alteration of Middle English oilet, from Anglo-French oillet, diminutive of oil eye, from Latin oculus
First Known Use: 14th century

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