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Answer for the clue "Tip that prevents fraying ", 5 letters:
aglet

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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.

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.