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aglet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aglet  \Ag"let\  ([a^]g"l[e^]t),  Aiglet  \Aig"let\  ([=a]g"l[e^]t), 
  n.  [F.  aiguillette  point,  tagged  point,  dim.  of  aiguilee 
  needle,  fr  LL  acucula  for  acicula,  dim.  of  L.  acus  needle, 
  pin;  cf  OF  agleter  to  hook  on  See  {Acute},  and  cf 
  {Aiguillette}.] 
  1.  A  tag  of  a  lace  or  of  the  points,  braids,  or  cords 
  formerly  used  in  dress.  They  were  sometimes  formed  into 
  small  images.  Hence  ``aglet  baby''  (--Shak.),  an  aglet 
  image. 
 
  2.  (Haberdashery)  A  round  white  staylace.  --Beck. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aglet 
  n  1:  metal  sheath  over  the  end  of  a  shoelace  or  ribbon  [syn:  {aiglet}] 
  2:  ornamental  tagged  cord  or  braid  on  the  shoulder  of  a  uniform 
  [syn:  {aiglet},  {aiguilette}] 




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