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eyelet

eye·let

eyelet

 
pronunciation:
aI liht
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small hole or perforation with bound or covered edges, used to pass cord or thread through, fasten hooks into, or serve as decoration.
definition 2: the metal ring covering the edges of such a hole; grommet.
definition 3: an embroidered fabric that has a pattern of small, bound holes; eyelet embroidery.
Homophone Note
The words eyelet and islet sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why an islet could never fit through an eyelet, look up islet.