eyelet

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noun eye·let \ˈī-lət\

Definition of eyelet

  1. 1a :  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

  2. 2 :  peephole, loophole

Origin and Etymology of eyelet

alteration of Middle English oilet, from Anglo-French oillet, diminutive of oil eye, from Latin oculus


First Known Use: 1590


EYELET Defined for English Language Learners

eyelet

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noun eye·let \ˈī-lət\

Definition of eyelet for English Language Learners

  • : 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


EYELET Defined for Kids

eyelet

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noun eye·let \ˈī-lət\

Definition of eyelet for Students

  1. 1 :  a small hole (as in cloth or leather) for a lace or rope

  2. 2 :  grommet



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