Eye"let`("lt), n. [F. illet, dim. of il eye, fr. L. oculus. See Eye, and cf. Oillet.] 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.
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