1. A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc.
2. A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in place; -- used to line an eyelet hole.
Eyelet hole, a hole made for an eyelet.
Eyelet punch, a machine for punching eyelet holes and fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth.
Eyelet ring. See Eyelet, 2.
n 1: a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges)
in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord
2: fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole
to permit the attachment of cords or lines [syn: cringle,
loop, grommet, grummet]