Aiglet
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Haberdashery) A round white staylace. --Beck. [1913 Webster]


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