Definition of aglet in English:

aglet

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Pronunciation: /ˈaglɪt
 
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noun

  • A metal or plastic tube fixed round each end of a shoelace.
    More 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).

Origin

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

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