verb (used with object), eye·let·ed or eye·let·ted, eye·let·ing or eye·let·ting.
Origin of eyelet
Related Words for eyeletcoil, curve, dent, tunnel, void, crater, pocket, window, gap, pit, break, cut, space, mouth, crack, circumference, wreath, knot, hoop, twirl
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Historical Examples of eyelet
It should be fastened at the back, with hooks and eyelet holes.The Ladies' Work-Table Book
His appetite fell off and his belt hooked in the fourth eyelet.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee
Sometimes you might like to make an eyelet to represent a grape.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
Fig. 110 shows the rope passed around and whipped to an eyelet.Rustic Carpentry
Paul N. Hasluck
The eyelet holes were next worked, and the method is shown in the diagram.Needlework Economies
- a small hole with finely stitched edges, forming part of an ornamental pattern
- Also called: eyelet embroiderya 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.