Grommet meaning

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A loop of rope or metal used for securing the edge of a sail to its stay.
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A ring of rope or metal used to fasten the edge of a sail to its stay, hold an oar in place, etc.
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An eyelet, as of metal or plastic, protecting an opening in cloth, leather, etc.
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A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
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(surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder, or snowboarder.

What do you over the pond skaterboarders [sic] say? Is there a global term to be used to label someone as a skateboarder? Does it matter? I suppose the only one you can apply widely is ‘grommet’.

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A circle formed of three-stranded rope.
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To insert a grommet into.
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To fasten using a grommet.
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(intransitive) To apply grommets.
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Origin of grommet

  • Probably from obsolete French gromette, gormette chain joining the ends of a bit from Old French from gourmer to bridle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From obsolete French gromette (“curb chain”) (modern spelling gourmette).

    From Wiktionary