[syn: cringle, eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eyelet \Eye"let`\ ([imac]"l[e^]t), n. [F. [oe]illet, dim. of
[oe]il eye, fr. L. oculus. See Eye, and cf. Oillet.]
1. A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener,
as in garments, sails, etc.
2. A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends
of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in
place; -- used to line an eyelet hole.
Eyelet hole, a hole made for an eyelet.
Eyelet punch, a machine for punching eyelet holes and
fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth.
Eyelet ring. See Eyelet, 2.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges)
in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or
bar [syn: eyelet, eyehole]
2: fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole
to permit the attachment of cords or lines [syn: cringle,
eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "eyelet":
air hole, annulet, armhole, blowhole, bullet-hole, bunghole,
circlet, cringle, deadeye, eye, gasket, grommet, guide, keyhole,
knothole, loop, loophole, manhole, mousehole, peephole, pigeonhole,
pinhole, placket, placket hole, porthole, punch-hole, ringlet,
roundlet, spiracle, tap, vent, venthole