- 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
to provide with eyelets
- a. A small hole or perforation, usually rimmed with metal, cord, fabric, or leather, used for fastening with a cord or hook.b. A metal ring designed to reinforce such a hole; a grommet.
- A small hole edged with embroidered stitches as part of a design.
- A peephole.
- A small eye.
Origin of eyeletAlteration (influenced by eye) of Middle English oilet, from Old French oillet, diminutive of oil, eye, from Latin oculus; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
- An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole.
- Push the aglet of the shoelace through each of the eyelets, one at a time.
- A shaped metal embellishment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter.
- Cotton fabric with small holes.
eye + -let.