[ ahy-lit ]
/ ˈaɪ lɪt /


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.

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

/ (ˈaɪlɪt) /



(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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