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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All they did was to add some more eyelets, a non- melting sole and change the tread design.
▪ At the same time, the keel can be reinforced with extra pieces of spare fabric, and eyelets riveted in place.
▪ Helen noticed a red rug, piles of books on the floor, white eyelet cafe curtains on the windows.
▪ Oddly, given its warm weather function, it does not seem to have had ventilator eyelets fitted to the blue pattern.
▪ The base of each pole is then inserted into brass eyelets on nylon webbing which are attached to the groundsheet.
▪ The kind with eyelets, she wanted, and to go with them, a scatter rug.
▪ The ravenous little blood-suckers were nipping at our ankles and crawling in through the eyelets of our boots.
▪ The release pin holds the pack closed as it passes through this loop after securing the eyelets.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eyelet \Eye"let`\ ([imac]"l[e^]t), n. [F. [oe]illet, dim. of

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"small hole," late 14c., oilet, from Middle French oeillet, diminutive of oeil "eye," from Latin oculus (see eye (n.)). Spelling influenced by eye.


n. 1 An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole. 2 A shaped metal embellishment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter. 3 Cotton fabric with small holes.

  1. n. a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord

  2. fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines [syn: cringle, loop, grommet, grummet]

Usage examples of "eyelet".

Nanny Baskins resided, and took a long lingering look at the sleeping male form on top of the white eyelet spread.

Shelby tucked some hairs that had fallen out of her loose ponytail and wondered if she should warn him that he was about to cut off circulation to a vital area, with the way he was now completely poking through the eyelet hole.

Boston and the eyelet spread for cheap thrills over her ham and cheese.

Of course, Shelby had already seen him naked with an eyelet spread capping him, so underwear was really incidental in comparison.

Shelby played with the edge of the eyelet spread, nervously sticking her finger through one of the holes and pulling it back out again.

The shirt fell on the eyelet spread while his mouth went straight for her breasts.

Shelby Tucker down on that eyelet spread in his bedroom and following things to their natural conclusion after a quick stop at the drugstore for essentials.

Shelby in his arms and pulled the white eyelet spread up over their naked bodies.

He must have pushed his little button, because just at the moment he flicked his fingers at the eyelet blouse, the nurse came in.

There was the peach knit, a long gown of white eyelet, and a skirt and blouse ensemble.

The knit she was saving for the party, and the white eyelet, were entirely too virginal for her mood.

The dress was loose and could easily lift over her head, but she did not stop him from working each button through its eyelet, his knuckles brushing the bumps of her spine and the shallow channel of it as he worked his way to her waist.

Gently she examined every inch of the eyelet gown and the tiny, leather shoes.

Dutch girl: plump, rosy cheeks, flaxen hair cut short straight across in bangs, even a white eyelet blouse and a long peasant skirt of vivid primary colors.

It was a lovely warm morning in May, and Lily was a darling to behold -- in a big hat with a wreath of blue flowers, her hair tied with enormous blue silk bows, her short skirts frilled with eyelet embroidery, her slender silk legs, her little white sandals.