eyelet

An eyelet is a hole that's meant for threading a cord or lace through. When you lace up your sneakers, you pass the shoelace through eyelets in your shoes.

Many eyelets have metal rings that make it easy to put strings or cords through them, while others are simply holes punched in cloth or leather. Tarps and tents often have eyelets, as do sails on sailboats. Tiny hooks, such as the ones on dresses and undergarments, are also sometimes called eyelets. The word comes from the Old French oeillet, the diminutive of oeil, "eye," or literally "little eye." The Latin root is oculus, "eye."

Primary Meanings of eyelet

1.
n
a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
2.
n
fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
Full Definitions of eyelet
1

n a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar

Synonyms:
eyehole
Type of:
hole
an opening deliberately made in or through something
2

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

Synonyms:
cringle, grommet, grummet, loop
Type of:
fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

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