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eyelet

Saltos de línea: eye¦let
Pronunciación: /ˈʌɪlɪt
 
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Definición de eyelet en inglés:

sustantivo

1A small round hole in leather or cloth for threading a lace, string, or rope through.
Example sentences
  • Inside the boot's leather-and-nylon shell, an adjustable hook-and-loop heel strap, pulley eyelets, and cord laces snug up the quarter-inch-thick insulated liner.
  • I would recommend leaving the eyelets for the laces accessible.
  • She wore a blue leotard-style top and baggy indigo jeans rolled up to reveal strong bare ankles thrust into a pair of dusty black canvas shoes with torn eyelets and lagoon-blue laces.
1.1A metal ring used to reinforce an eyelet in leather or cloth.
Example sentences
  • And then they went and put metal eyelets in them.
  • Even after Great Northern Industries bought the factory in the mid '60s, local residents could usually find work producing shoe eyelets and other metal there.
  • ‘Metal eyelets are very popular in all types of finishes from nickel to gold’ says Michael Nathel, vice president of sales.
1.2A small hole ornamented with stitching around its edge, used as a form of decoration in embroidery: [as modifier]: the white eyelet duvet
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Scallop-edged eyelet and smocking provide a summery look, regardless of the season.
  • A tailored bed skirt smartens the bedding ensemble, while windows get dressed for summer year-round with white eyelet curtain panels.
  • As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.
2A small hole or slit in a wall for looking through.
Example sentences
  • The tomb itself is almost like a miniature fortress, with sloping crenellated outer walls, complete with eyelets for archery.
  • That worked great and meant no drilling holes and putting eyelets in drywall screwholes.

verbo (eyelets, eyeleting, eyeleted)

[with object] Volver al principio  
Make eyelets in (fabric): (as adjective eyeleted) her dress is of the whitest fabric, all eyeleted, embroidered, sashed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Your best source for locating eyeleting machines suppliers.
  • From eyeleting to grommets to accessories, our company can help you with all your eyeleting needs.

Origen

late Middle English oilet, from Old French oillet, diminutive of oil 'eye', from Latin oculus. The change in the first syllable in the 17th century was due to association with eye.

Words that rhyme with eyelet

islet, stylet, twilit

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