eyelet

[ ahy-lit ]
/ ˈaɪ lɪt /

noun

verb (used with object), eye·let·ed or eye·let·ted, eye·let·ing or eye·let·ting.

to make an eyelet in.
to insert metal eyelets in.

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Origin of eyelet

1350–1400; Middle English oillet<Old French oillet, equivalent to oill eye (<Latin oculus;see ocular) + -et-et; influenced by eye
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British Dictionary definitions for eyelet

eyelet
/ (ˈaɪlɪt) /

noun

verb

(tr) to supply with an eyelet or eyelets

Word Origin for eyelet

C14: from Old French oillet, literally: a little eye, from oill eye, from Latin oculus eye; see eye 1
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