Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In heraldry, an eaglet or young eagle.
- n. See aglet.
- n. A tip, originally of metal and often decorative, on a ribbon or cord that makes lacing two parts of a garment or garments together easier, as in corset lacings, "points" (lacing hose or trousers to jacket or doublet) or sleeves to a bodice.
- n. An ornament worn on clothing, consisting of a metal tag on a fringe, or a small metallic plate or spangle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as aglet.
- n. ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
- n. metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
- Borrowed from Middle French aiguillette ("needle"), diminuative of aguille. (Wiktionary)
“Kate Secor (aiglet), who fling off quotable quips like some cats shed hair -- now I know how some people feel around me and Kate.”
“Includes illustrations, and information about shoelace knots, aiglet (“the plastic or metal sleeves at the ends of shoelaces”) repair, and shoelace length formulas ..”
“No loose flowing robes, no shoon half a yard long, no flaunting tawdriness of fringe and aiglet, characterized the appearance of the baron, who, even in peace, gave his address a half-martial fashion.”
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