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 Inside, the black rubber grommet that linked the two halves of the generator’s shaft was tearing itself apart. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator," 23 Oct. 2020 Plus the wire grommet in the back will keep your cords organized and tangle free. Popular Science, "Narrow desks that can turn any corner into a comfortable workspace," 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, "Wild Fires," 9 Jan. 2017 Weaving over and under the rod, grommet curtains have larger, softer ripples. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "A Complete Guide to All the Best Types of Curtains," 7 Feb. 2020 The nylon shorts feature an elastic drawstring waistband, a buttoned back pocket, vented hems, and metal drainage grommets. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Men’s Swim Trunks to Wear This Summer," 12 May 2020 Neither end of the charger will fit through a standard-size desk grommet. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "OnePlus 8 Pro review—The best flagship of 2020, even if it is more expensive," 14 Apr. 2020 How restaurants can get a free banner For a limited time at MouseGraphics, restaurants can get one 6' x 2' banner per location, with grommets already in the corners for easy installation. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Here are 2 ways metro Phoenix restaurants can get free advertising during coronavirus," 3 Apr. 2020 This process includes precise grommet hole drilling technology that can drill straight holes at the 5- and 7 o’clock areas—the only company to achieve this, Laduca says. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Tennis Racket Technology Is Way More Elaborate Than You Think," 21 Jan. 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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The first known use of grommet was in 1626

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“Grommet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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


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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