The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eyelet \Eye"let`\ ([imac]"l[e^]t), n. [F. [oe]illet, dim. of
A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc.
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.