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ag·let

 (ăg′lĭt)
n.
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.]

aglet

(ˈæɡlɪt) or

aiglet

n
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]

ag•let

(ˈæg lɪt)

n.
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]

aglet

- 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.
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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