Definitions for: Grommet

[n] fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines

Webster (1913) Definition: Grom"met, n. [F. gourmette curb, curb chain, fr.
gourmer to curb, thump, beat; cf. Armor. gromm a curb, gromma
to curb.]
1. A ring formed by twisting on itself a single strand of an
unlaid rope; also, a metallic eyelet in or for a sail or a
mailbag. Sometimes written grummet.

2. (Mil.) A ring of rope used as a wad to hold a cannon ball
in place.

Synonyms: cringle, eyelet, grummet, loop

See Also: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

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