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1. A tag or sheath, as of plastic, on the end of a lace, cord, or ribbon to facilitate its passing through eyelet holes.
2. A similar device used for an ornament.

[Middle English, from Old French aguillette, diminutive of aguille, needle, from Vulgar Latin *acūcula, from Late Latin acucula, diminutive of Latin acus, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈæɡlɪt) or


1. a metal sheath or tag at the end of a shoelace, ribbon, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of aiguillette
3. (Clothing & Fashion) any ornamental pendant
[C15: from Old French aiguillette a small needle]
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(ˈæg lɪt)

1. a tag or ornament at the ends of a shoelace, cord, ribbon, etc.
[1400–50; < Middle French aiguillette=aiguille needle (see aiguille) + -ette -et]
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- The plastic or metal covering on the end of a shoelace (formerly called the point) that makes it easier to thread through the eyelet holes.
See also related terms for plastic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aglet - metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbonaglet - metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
sheath - a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
shoe lace, shoelace, shoestring, shoe string - a lace used for fastening shoes
2.aglet - ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniformaglet - ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
braiding, gold braid, braid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
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(2,3) Telomeres are the terminal part of chromosomes (similar to the plastic aglets of shoelaces), which are known to shorten with each cell division because of "end replication losses." Telomeres are measured in lymphocytes, which researchers regard as "windows to the brain" because they reflect brain aging.
They work like plastic aglets on shoelaces, preventing chromosomes from fraying and getting chewed up.
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Mitsuru, Programming and Deploying Java Mobile Agents Aglets, Addison-Wesley Longman, Reading, Mass, USA, 1998.
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