verb (used with object), eye·let·ed or eye·let·ted, eye·let·ing or eye·let·ting.
Origin of eyelet
Examples from the Web for eyelet
The cut material is turned under to the wrong side and the eyelet worked as just described.
Deftly and expertly they were looping them through the eyelet rings set at frequent intervals along the sides of the flier.The Revolt of the Star Men|Raymond Gallun
Fig. 110 shows the rope passed around and whipped to an eyelet.Rustic Carpentry|Paul N. Hasluck
And now I observe that the fifth eyelet is worn out, as though the tongue of the clasp were accustomed to lie there.The King in Yellow|Robert W. Chambers
Any girl can make dainty and original designs for eyelet work if she will invest in compasses.
- a small hole with finely stitched edges, forming part of an ornamental pattern
- Also called: eyelet embroidery a piece of embroidery decorated with such work
Word Origin for eyelet
"small hole," late 14c., oilet, from Middle French oeillet, diminutive of oeil "eye," from Latin oculus (see eye (n.)). Spelling influenced by eye.