grom·​met | \ˈgrä-mət, ˈgrə- \

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

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Ready-to-wear jeans in the company's Anarke brand run $179-$239; bespoke styles (custom designed to fit your exact shape and preferences, from grommets to pocket placement) start at $400. Cristina B Bolling, charlotteobserver, "Where to buy jeans in Charlotte? Try these 9 shopper-recommended places," 8 June 2018 Demi Lovato first wore the design on the red carpet at the 2017 InStyle Awards, but added a lilac grommet belt around her waist for a little extra edge and matching purple eye shadow. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Proud Mom! Kelly Ripa Shares Beautiful Photo of Daughter Lola Consuelos at Prom," 7 June 2018 Inexplicable grommets and laces decorated his white leather pants. Doug Maccash,, "Aerosmith sings for the years, laughter and tears at Jazz Fest 2018," 5 May 2018 The Voxel8 technology will be able to take a raw piece of textile and print high-resolution, full color imagery, as well as those rubbery grommets that hold the laces, and other structures to give the shoe stiffness. Scott Kirsner,, "This Somerville startup wants to change the way shoes are made," 20 Apr. 2018 Each shelter comes with a redwood deck, picnic table, and fire pit; family tents have queen beds for you and bunks for the grommets. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "7 Adventurous Family Vacations You Can Afford," 16 Apr. 2018 The bottom three stripes have torn free from the grommets. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "After the Storm," 9 Feb. 2018 Products include door and window seals for trucks and cars, bowling pin holders, shock absorber blocks, tubes for heavy equipment, anti-vibration grommets for air conditioning units, elevator door seals, for example. Linda G. Kramer,, "Timco's move to Berea means room for growth: Community Voices," 7 Feb. 2018 He was wrapped in a malleable, plastic stretcher, with a tangle of ropes laced through grommets at its edges. Author: John Branch, Anchorage Daily News, "Deliverance from 27,000 feet: The journey home for 2 climbers who perished on Everest," 19 Dec. 2017

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of grommet

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

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