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aglet

[ ag-lit ]
/ ˈæg lɪt /
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noun
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/ .

Origin of aglet

1400–50; late Middle English <Middle French aiguillette, equivalent to aiguille needle (see aiguille) + -ette-et
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British Dictionary definitions for aglet

aglet

aiglet

/ (ˈæɡlɪt) /

noun
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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