Eyelet



[ahy-lit] /ˈaɪ lɪt/

noun
1.
a small hole, usually round and finished along the edge, as in cloth or leather for the passage of a lace or cord or as in embroidery for ornamental effect.
2.
a lightweight fabric pierced by small holes finished with stitching and often laid out in flowerlike designs.
3.
a metal ring for lining a small hole; grommet.
4.
an eyehole in a wall, mask, etc.
5.
Also, oillet, oyelet, oylet. (in medieval architecture) a small aperture in a wall used as a window or loophole.
6.
a small .
verb (used with object), eyeleted or eyeletted, eyeleting or eyeletting.
7.
to make an eyelet in.
8.
to insert metal eyelets in.
/ˈaɪlɪt/
noun
1.
a small hole for a lace or cord to be passed through or for a hook to be inserted into
2.
a small metal ring or tube with flared ends bent back, reinforcing an eyehole in fabric
3.
a chink or small opening, such as a peephole in a wall
4.
(embroidery)

5.
fabric decorated with such work produced by machine
6.
a small eye or eyelike marking
verb
7.
(transitive) to supply with an eyelet or eyelets
n.

“small hole,” late 14c., oilet, from Middle French oeillet, diminutive of oeil “eye,” from Latin oculus (see eye (n.)). Spelling influenced by eye.

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