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
Recent Examples of grommet from the Web
One will sew the blue field of stars to the short stripe, and other puts on the heading and grommet.
Inside the bar, the sound of the wind clanging the metal flag grommets against the poles is muted but always present.
With grommets, metallics and cutouts, the classic style gets an upgrade for spring.
On a roll: Added grommets turn a paintbrush holder into a ready-to-hang space-saver.
Sources: AIT Art paintbrush holder, $16; and General Tools grommet kit with twelve 1/2-inch grommets, $8, amazon.com.
The Chuck Modern takes a few more chances than the Chuck II, streamlining the silhouette by ditching the metal grommets and rubber toe cap and, most crucially, putting the whole thing on top of a funky, slightly bubbly Phylon bottom.
Those long, rectangular panels have grommets for hanging up room partitions, and once the structure is complete, volunteers can throw up partitions for different operating rooms, including heat or AC.
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Origin and Etymology of grommet
obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle
First Known Use: 1626See Words from the same year
GROMMET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grommet for English Language Learners
: a metal or plastic ring that is used to strengthen a small hole in a piece of cloth or leather
GROMMET Defined for Kids
Definition of grommet for Students
: a metal or plastic ring to strengthen or protect a small hole
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