a small hole, usually round and finished along the edge, as in cloth or leather for the passage of a lace or cord or as in embroidery for ornamental effect.
a lightweight fabric pierced by small holes finished with stitching and often laid out in flowerlike designs.
to make an eyelet in.
to insert metal eyelets in.
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How to use eyelet in a sentence
Double eyelets at the top of the tongue allowed us to lock in the lacing to keep our feet in place.
A pair of eyelets at the ankle allow you to lace the boots all the way up.
Metal eyelets connect the fly to the poles at the corners, which bodes well for the long term, as does pairing its 68-denier, PU-coated polyester floor with the included ground sheet of the same material.These 6 Budget Tents Are Low-Cost, Not Low-Performance | syadron | August 19, 2021 | Outside Online
Durability in the details looks good as well thanks to metal eyelets and solid aluminum stakes that refused to bend.These 6 Budget Tents Are Low-Cost, Not Low-Performance | syadron | August 19, 2021 | Outside Online
It wasn’t until he saw a local artist’s painting of malji—a blue canvas covered in pink and red eyelets—that he realized the word also described the bubbles of light that indicate where the catch might be.Local languages are dying out and taking invaluable knowledge with them | Hannah Seo | January 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
During the ceremony, she was surrounded by 15 towheaded flower girls, each in a white eyelet dress and flower crown.Meet Lottie Moss, Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old Sister and Future Model | Isabel Wilkinson | November 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Presently he was rewarded by finding a small eyelet hole in the side of the mattress.The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
There was a little eyelet, a square hole with a flap buttoned down over it, on a level with their heads.Six Women | Victoria Cross
Doolga wrung Silka's hand, that she still clutched, as they knelt side by side on the sheepskin looking through the eyelet.Six Women | Victoria Cross
eyelet-hole: Holes in a sail through which a lacing is passed or reef nettles rove.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2 | Various
And he crushed one between his fingers, and put the other into the eyelet of his boot to strangle it.A Treasury of Eskimo Tales | Clara Kern Bayliss
British Dictionary definitions for eyelet
a small hole for a lace or cord to be passed through or for a hook to be inserted into
a small metal ring or tube with flared ends bent back, reinforcing an eyehole in fabric
a chink or small opening, such as a peephole in a wall
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
fabric decorated with such work produced by machine
a small eye or eyelike marking
(tr) to supply with an eyelet or eyelets
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