Definition of "grommet" [grom•met]

  • A reinforced eyelet, as in cloth or leather, through which a fastener may be passed. (noun)
  • A small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce such an eyelet. (noun)
  • Nautical A loop of rope or metal used for securing the edge of a sail to its stay. (noun)

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Use "grommet" in a sentence
  • "It’s perfect for hauling my 2 year old with the addition of a Dutch kid seat – the center stand is key for loading an unloading a child without the bike tipping over … With the addition of Dutch panniers, that can, thanks to a large built-in grommet, actually be locked to the bike, it’s very useful for errands and grocery shopping, too."
  • "I imagine over time the milk jug will tear the grommet out or the wind will catch the over hanging flap."
  • "Roy's got the full cast of wallace and grommet in 32oz"