Definitions for: Eyelet


[n] fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
[n] a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord



Webster (1913) Definition: Eye"let`, 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.

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.

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.

Synonyms: cringle, grommet, grummet, loop

See Also: boot, fastener, fastening, fixing, garment, holdfast, hole

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