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Definition of "eyelet" [eye•let]

  • A small hole or perforation, usually rimmed with metal, cord, fabric, or leather, used for fastening with a cord or hook. (noun)
  • A metal ring designed to reinforce such a hole; a grommet. (noun)
  • A small hole edged with embroidered stitches as part of a design. (noun)
  • A peephole. (noun)
  • A small eye. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eyelet" in a sentence
  • "Slice open the ship, and you see the various levels from the top of the tower, known as the eyelet, down to the flight deck and hangar bay, and deep down to the engine room."
  • "Then wide, stout tape should be sewn along the edge of the canvas wherever there is to be any strain on it, such as eyelet holes for ropes, or hooks and eyes, or strings for closing the ends of the tent, etc."
  • "Walking down the aisle, the scuffed but sturdy Timberland two-eyelet boat shoes with leather thongs instead of laces give him away: almost certainly rich, or preppy with a twist."