grommet

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noun grom·met \ˈgrä-mət, ˈgrə-\

Definition of grommet

  1. 1 :  a flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement

  2. 2 :  an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening or to insulate or protect something passed through it

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Origin and Etymology of grommet

obsolete French gormette curb of a bridle


GROMMET Defined for English Language Learners

grommet

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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

grommet

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noun grom·met \ˈgrä-mət\

Definition of grommet for Students

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



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