Eyelet hole
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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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eyelet punch — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eyelet ring — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyelet — n. Perforation, aperture, eye, eyelet hole …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eyelet — [ī′lit] n. [ME oylet < OFr oeillet, dim. of oeil, eye < L oculus, EYE] 1. a small hole for receiving a shoestring, rope, cord, hook, etc. 2. a metal ring or short tube for reinforcing such a hole 3. a small hole edged by stitching in… …   English World dictionary

  • eyelet — ► NOUN 1) a small round hole made in leather or cloth, used for threading a lace, string, or rope through. 2) a metal ring reinforcing such a hole. ORIGIN Old French oillet, from oil eye , from Latin oculus …   English terms dictionary

  • eyelet — small hole, late 14c., oilet, from M.Fr. oeillet, dim. of oeil eye, from L. oculus (see EYE (Cf. eye) (n.)). Spelling influenced by eye …   Etymology dictionary

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