aglet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French aguillette, aiguillette, from Old French, diminutive of aguille, aiguille needle, from Late Latin acicula, acucula ornamental pin, diminutive of Latin acus needle, pin — more at acute Date: 15th century 1. the plain or ornamental tag covering the ends of a lace or point 2. any of various ornamental studs, cords, or pins worn on clothing

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aglet — (Agile Applet) small autonomous Java application program serving as a mobile agent for services on a network (capable of sending itself and interacting with other aglets over network) n. small plastic or metal tag at the ends of shoelace or… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aglet — [ag′lit] n. [ME < OFr aguillette, dim. of aiguille < L acula, dim. of acus, a needle: see ACEROSE1] the metal tip at the end of a cord or lace …   English World dictionary

  • Aglet — An aglet or aiglet is a small plastic or metal sheath on the end of shoelaces (or any type of lace, though shoelaces are the most commonly referenced), which keeps the twine from unraveling and makes it easier to feed the lace through the eyelets …   Wikipedia

  • aglet — /ag lit/, n. 1. a metal tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace. 2. (in the 16th and 17th centuries) an ornament at the end of a point or other ribbon used to secure a garment. 3. aiguillette (def. 1). Also, aiglet.… …   Universalium

  • aglet — noun a) The cover at the tip of a shoelace, to prevent it from fraying. b) A catkin …   Wiktionary

  • aglet — ● ►en n. f. ►PROG Agile Applet. applet agile , donc théoriquement capable de se promener sur un réseau pour aller y chercher de l information …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • aglet — [ aglət] noun a metal or plastic tube fixed tightly round each end of a shoelace. Origin ME: from Fr. aiguillette small needle , dimin. of aiguille (see aiguille) …   English new terms dictionary

  • aglet — ag·let …   English syllables

  • aglet — ag•let [[t]ˈæg lɪt[/t]] n. 1) clo a tag or ornament at the ends of a shoelace, cord, ribbon, etc 2) clo aiguillette • Etymology: 1400–50; < MF aiguillette=aiguille needle (see aiguille) + ette et …   From formal English to slang

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