Aglet meaning

ăglĭt
A tag or sheath, as of plastic, on the end of a lace, cord, or ribbon to facilitate its passing through eyelet holes.
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A similar device used for an ornament.
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The metal tip at the end of a cord or lace.
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Alternative spelling of aiglet.
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The cover at the tip of a shoelace, to prevent it from fraying.
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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