- 1An eyelet placed in a hole to protect or insulate a rope or cable passed through it or to reinforce the hole.More example sentences
- You simply attach the grommets to the support holes of the tone bars.
- At each grommet location, follow the manufacturer's instructions to trim the fabric from the grommet hole and attach the snap-on cover.
- As with work platforms, the enclosure material is attached with clips, wire, rope, or grommets.
- 2British A tube surgically implanted in the eardrum to drain fluid from the middle ear.More example sentences
- This can be treated with antibiotics or a minor operation to insert a tiny plastic tube or grommet through the eardrum, allowing the fluid to drain.
- If hearing is affected, they may have drainage tubes, or grommets, placed in the eardrums.
- The effectiveness of some other operations, such as middle ear drainage with grommets and stripping and ligation of varicose veins, is debatable.
- 3 • informal , chiefly Australian A young or inexperienced surfer or skateboarder.More example sentences
- Naturally, as the event progresses, winners and outstanding performances are expected with all young surfers pushing the limits to try and become the top grommet in the state!
- Does it feel weird now that, let's be honest, you're not a grommet anymore, and there's expectations and pressure for you to deliver a world title?
- Was it hard going being a grommet at school making a lot of money at such a young age?
early 17th century (in nautical use in the sense 'a circle of rope used as a fastening'): from obsolete French grommette, from gourmer 'to curb', of unknown ultimate origin. Current senses date from the mid 20th century.
More definitions of grommetDefinition of grommet in:
- The US English dictionary