A tag or sheath, as of plastic, on the end of a lace, cord, or ribbon to facilitate its passing through eyelet holes.
A similar device used for an ornament.
The metal tip at the end of a cord or lace.
Origin of aglet
- Middle English from Old French aguillette diminutive of aguille needle from Vulgar Latin acūcula from Late Latin acucula diminutive of Latin acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition