- any of various rings or eyelets of metal or the like.
- an insulated washer of rubber or plastic, inserted in a hole in a metal part to prevent grounding of a wire passing through the hole.
- a ring or strop of fiber or wire; becket.
- a ring having a thickness of three strands, made by forming a loop of a single strand, then laying the ends around the loop.
- a ring of fiber used as a seal or gasket, as under the head of a bolt.
verb (used with object)
Origin of grommet
Examples from the Web for grommet
The grommet is formed of a single strand of rope five times as long as the circumference of the grommet when complete.Knots, Splices and Rope Work|A. Hyatt Verrill
The blocks are fitted round the gaff with grommet straps, and are kept in their places by cleats.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana
With the grommet punch make holes through the canvas just below the broomstick and secure with the grommets.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
An awful thing hung there on the edge of the grommet of light.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
Grommet—a rope ring used as a wad to hold a cannonball in place in the bore.Artillery Through the Ages|Albert Manucy