aiglet


aiglet
noun /ˈeɪ.ɡlɛt/
a) A tip, originally of metal and often decorative, on a ribbon or cord that makes lacing two parts of a garment or garments together easier, as in corset lacings, "points" (lacing hose or trousers to jacket or doublet) or sleeves to a bodice.

a silken Camus [...] Which all aboue besprinckled was throughout, / With golden aygulets, that glistred bright

b) An ornament worn on clothing, consisting of a metal tag on a fringe, or a small metallic plate or spangle.

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  • Aiglet — Aig let, n. Same as {Aglet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aiglet — (n.) metal tag of a lace, meant to make it easier to thread through the eyelet holes, but later merely ornamental, mid 15c., from M.Fr. aiguillette, dim. of aiguille needle, from L.L. acucula, itself a dim. of L. acus needle (see ACUITY (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Aiglet — Aglet Ag let ([a^]g l[e^]t), Aiglet Aig let ([=a]g l[e^]t), n. [F. aiguillette point, tagged point, dim. of aiguilee needle, fr. LL. acucula for acicula, dim. of L. acus needle, pin; cf. OF. agleter to hook on. See {Acute}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aiglet — noun 1. metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon • Syn: ↑aglet • Hypernyms: ↑sheath • Part Holonyms: ↑shoelace, ↑shoe lace, ↑shoestring, ↑shoe string …   Useful english dictionary

  • aiglet — /ay glit/, n. aglet. * * * …   Universalium

  • aiglet — n. small plastic or metal tag at the ends of shoelace or ribbon that helps to thread the lace (also aglet) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aiglet — /ˈeɪglət/ (say aygluht) noun → aglet …   Australian English dictionary

  • aiglet —   n. metal tag on lace or as adornment; Botany, catkin …   Dictionary of difficult words

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