grummet


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grum·met

 (grŭm′ĭt)
n.
Variant of grommet.

grummet

(ˈɡrʌmɪt)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) another word for grommet

grom•met

(ˈgrɒm ɪt, ˈgrʌm-)

also grummet



n., v. -met•ed, -met•ing. n.
1. any of various rings or washers, esp. one used as an insulator or gasket or as an eyelet protecting material where a rope passes.
2. a ring of rope or wire used to secure sails, oars, etc.
3. a washer or packing for sealing joints between sections of pipe.
4. a metal-bound eyelet in cloth, sometimes used decoratively, as on a garment.
v.t.
5. to fasten with a grommet.
[1620–30; < obsolete French gromette curb of bridle, of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grummet - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or linesgrummet - fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
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