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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grommet  \Grom"met\,  n.  [F.  gourmette  curb,  curb  chain,  fr 
  gourmer  to  curb,  thump,  beat  cf  Armor.  gromm  a  curb,  gromma 
  to  curb.] 
  1.  A  ring  formed  by  twisting  on  itself  a  single  strand  of  an 
  unlaid  rope;  also  a  metallic  eyelet  in  or  for  a  sail  or  a 
  mailbag.  Sometimes  written  {grummet}. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  ring  of  rope  used  as  a  wad  to  hold  a  cannon  ball 
  in  place 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grommet 
  n  :  a  metal  ring  for  lining  a  small  hole  to  permit  the 
  attachment  of  cords  or  lines  [syn:  {cringle},  {eyelet},  {loop}] 




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