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eyelet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eyelet  \Eye"let`\,  n.  [F.  [oe]illet,  dim.  of  [oe]il  eye,  fr  L. 
  oculus.  See  {Eye},  and  cf  {Oillet}.] 
  1.  A  small  hole  or  perforation  to  receive  a  cord  or  fastener, 
  as  in  garments,  sails,  etc 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eyelet 
  n  1:  a  small  hole  (usually  round  and  finished  around  the  edges) 
  in  cloth  or  leather  for  the  passage  of  a  cord 
  2:  a  metal  ring  for  lining  a  small  hole  to  permit  the 
  attachment  of  cords  or  lines  [syn:  {cringle},  {loop},  {grommet}] 




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