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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Eyeletn. [F. , dim. of eye, fr. L. oculus. See Eye, and cf. Oillet.].
  •  A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Eyelet hole, a hole made for an eyelet. -- Eyelet punch, a machine for punching eyelet holes and fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth. -- Eyelet ring. See Eyelet, 2.


Eyelet, n. & v.
1 a small hole in paper, leather, cloth, etc., for string or rope etc. to pass through.
2 a metal ring reinforcement for this.
3 a small eye, esp. the ocellus on a butterfly's wing (cf. EYE n. 11a).
4 a form of decoration in embroidery.
5 a small hole for observation, shooting through, etc.
--v.tr. (eyeleted, eyeleting) provide with eyelets.

ME f. OF oillet dimin. of oil eye f. L oculus



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