[ ag-lit ]
/ ˈæg lɪt /
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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.
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Also ai·glet [ey-glit] /ˈeɪ glɪt/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for aglet
/ (ˈæɡlɪt) /
a metal sheath or tag at the end of a shoelace, ribbon, etc
a variant spelling of aiguillette
any ornamental pendant
Word Origin for aglet
C15: from Old French aiguillette a small needle
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