aglet

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noun ag·let \ ˈa-glət \

Definition of aglet

1 :the plain or ornamental tag covering the ends of a lace or point
2 :any of various ornamental studs, cords, or pins worn on clothing

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Origin and Etymology of aglet

Middle English, from Middle French aguillette, aiguillette, from Old French, diminutive of aguille, aiguille needle, from Late Latin acicula, acucula ornamental pin, diminutive of Latin acus needle, pin — more at acute


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