Definitions for eyeletˈaɪ lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eye•letˈaɪ lɪt(n.)

  1. a small hole for the passage of a cord or lace or for decoration.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a lightweight fabric pierced by small holes finished with stitching, often arranged in flowerlike designs.

    Category: Textiles

  3. a metal ring for lining a small hole; grommet.

  4. Ref: peephole.

Origin of eyelet:

1350–1400; ME oillet < OF oillet, der. of oill eye (< L oculus) +-et -et ; influenced by eye

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyelet, eyehole(noun)

    a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar

  2. cringle, eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet(noun)

    fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines


  1. eyelet(Noun)

    An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole.

    Push the aglet of the shoelace through each of the eyelets, one at a time.

  2. eyelet(Noun)

    A shaped metal embellishment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eyelet(noun)

    a small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc

  2. Eyelet(noun)

    a metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in place; -- used to line an eyelet hole

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a small hole in fabric etc for a cord etc.

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