Definition of aglet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaɡlət/


A metal or plastic tube fixed tightly around each end of a shoelace.
Example sentences
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • And that the ends of our shoelaces are called aglets.
  • A random search by CFO magazine recently uncovered E-tail sites hawking pipe cleaners, arugula seeds, and aglets (those little plastic things on the ends of shoelaces).


Late Middle English: from French aiguillette 'small needle', diminutive of aiguille (see aiguille).

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Syllabification: ag·let

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