Eyelet Eye"let` ([imac]"l[e^]t), 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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