- a metal or plastic tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace.
- (in the 16th and 17th centuries) an ornament at the end of a point or other ribbon used to secure a garment.
- aiguillette(def 1).
Origin of aglet
- a variant of aglet
- a metal sheath or tag at the end of a shoelace, ribbon, etc
- a variant spelling of aiguillette
- any ornamental pendant
Word Origin and History for aiglet
"metal tag of a lace," meant to make it easier to thread through the eyelet-holes, but later merely ornamental, mid-15c., from Middle French aiguillette, diminutive of aiguille "needle," from Late Latin acucula, itself a diminutive of Latin acus "needle" (see acuity). Cf. Italian agucchia, Portuguese agulha, Spanish aguja "needle."