grom·​met | \ ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) , ˈgrə- How to pronounce grommet (audio) \

Definition of grommet

1 : a flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement
2 : an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening or to insulate or protect something passed through it

Examples of grommet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An iron hook bought in 1919 that had scraped against its grommet for a full century finally snapped. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 Cut a slightly oversize hole in the center of the coffee-can lid (G), then slip the grommet (F) and then the lid over the end of the dowel rod. James Schadewald, Popular Mechanics, 3 July 2021 The final opening behind the grommet is a standard Kensington Lock point for securing the speakerphone from theft or borrowing. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 On the side of the M2 Max, there’s a rubber grommet that protects the speakerphone’s connections to the outside world. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Inside, the black rubber grommet that linked the two halves of the generator’s shaft was tearing itself apart. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 23 Oct. 2020 Plus the wire grommet in the back will keep your cords organized and tangle free. Popular Science, 13 Oct. 2020 Tie the end of the remaining cord to the middle grommet of the tarp over the ridgeline (F). T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 9 Jan. 2017 Weaving over and under the rod, grommet curtains have larger, softer ripples. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of grommet

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grommet

obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle

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English Language Learners Definition of grommet

: a metal or plastic ring that is used to strengthen a small hole in a piece of cloth or leather : eyelet


grom·​met | \ ˈgrä-mət How to pronounce grommet (audio) \

Kids Definition of grommet

: a metal or plastic ring to strengthen or protect a small hole

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