Crossword clues for aglet
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aglet \Ag"let\ ([a^]g"l[e^]t), Aiglet \Aig"let\ ([=a]g"l[e^]t), n. [F. aiguillette point, tagged point, dim. of aiguilee needle, fr. LL. acucula for acicula, dim. of L. acus needle, pin; cf. OF. agleter to hook on. See Acute, and cf. Aiguillette.]
A tag of a lace or of the points, braids, or cords formerly used in dress. They were sometimes formed into small images. Hence, ``aglet baby'' (
--Shak.), an aglet image.
(Haberdashery) A round white staylace.
alt. 1 (alternative spelling of aiglet English) 2 The cover at the tip of a shoelace, to prevent it from fraying. 3 A catkin. n. 1 (alternative spelling of aiglet English) 2 The cover at the tip of a shoelace, to prevent it from fraying. 3 A catkin.
An aglet (or aiglet) is a small sheath, often made of plastic or metal, used on each end of a shoelace, cord, or drawstring. An aglet keeps the fibers of the lace or cord from unraveling; its firmness and narrow profile make it easier to hold and easier to feed through the eyelets, lugs, or other lacing guides.
Usage examples of "aglet".
Both the little round face ruff that fastened with aglets and the ruffled cuffs had long since yellowed, and Lady Appleton had not even bothered with a safeguard to protect her skirts.
There were a few aglets and gold clasps for doublets and cloaks, and five ornate gold buttons larger than all the rest.
One of the aglets at the end of his shoelace contained a highly compressed irritant agent, primarily Chloroacetophenone-a mild but smoky form of tear gas.