- a small hole for receiving a shoestring, rope, cord, hook, etc.
- a metal ring or short tube for reinforcing such a hole
- a small hole edged by stitching in embroidered work
- a lightweight fabric of machine-embroidered eyelets in rows or patterns
- a peephole or loophole
- a small eye; ocellus
Origin of eyeletMiddle English oylet from Old French oeillet, diminutive of oeil, eye from Classical Latin oculus, eye