Definition of Grommet

1. Noun. Fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines.

Exact synonyms: Cringle, Eyelet, Grummet, Loop
Generic synonyms: Fastener, Fastening, Fixing, Holdfast
Derivative terms: Eye, Loop



Definition of Grommet

1. n. A ring formed by twisting on itself a single strand of an unlaid rope; also, a metallic eyelet in or for a sail or a mailbag. Sometimes written grummet.

Definition of Grommet

1. Noun. A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet. ¹

2. Noun. (context: surfing snowboarding skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder(,) or snowboarder. ¹

3. Noun. A circle formed of three-stranded rope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grommet

1. to fasten with a reinforcing ring of metal [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grommet

groined vault
groining
groinings
groins
groinward
grok
grokked
grokking
groks
grom
groma
gromas
gromet
gromets
gromill
grommet (current term)
grommeted
grommeting
grommets
groms
gromwells
grone
groned
grones
groning
groof
groofs
groolier
grooliest

Literary usage of Grommet

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"grommet, partners trading under the firm name and style of Johnston ft grommet Bros., for the construction of said roadbed, which they bad under contract ..."

2. Topographic, Trigonometric and Geodetic Surveying: Including Geographic by Herbert Michael Wilson (1912)
"To have two (2) grommet holes worked at each corner and at center of bottom. The two grommet holes at the top and front to be one and three-fourths (i%) ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"THE game of grommet-pitching has helped people through many hours on shipboard, and I sec no reason why it should not be equally pleasing on land. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Also grommet-iron. 2. Naut., a ring of rope used for various pur- gromet-wad (grom'et-wod), ... Yellow bent spikes of the gromwell. grommet, ». See gromet. ..."

5. Topographical Surveying: Including Geographic, Exploratory, and Military by Herbert Michael Wilson (1900)
"To have two (2) grommet holes worked at each corner and at center of bottom. The two grommet holes at the top and front to be one and three-fourths (i%) ..."

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