eyelet

noun
eye·​let | \ ˈī-lət How to pronounce eyelet (audio) \

Definition of eyelet

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

Examples of eyelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the collection was equally dreamy and ethereal, with a warm color palette of light pink, green, and yellow appearing throughout on tweed skirt and pant suits, ruffled boleros, and high-low eyelet dresses. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Chanel Turned This Festival Favorite Into A Couture Accessory At Its Latest Runway Show," 26 Jan. 2021 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020 The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for October 12-19," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of eyelet

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for eyelet

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

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“Eyelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyelet. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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eyelet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyelet

: 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

noun
eye·​let | \ ˈī-lət How to pronounce eyelet (audio) \

Kids Definition of eyelet

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

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