Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of aglet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “Did you know those plastic thingies on the ends of the shoelaces are called aglets?” you asked.

    Handle with Care

  • Think of them as being like those little plastic tips of shoelaces which are called aglets, in case you want to show off in your next Scrabble competition.

    You Staying Young

  • Think of them as being like those little plastic tips of shoelaces which are called aglets, in case you want to show off in your next Scrabble competition.

    You Staying Young

  • Think of them as being like those little plastic tips of shoelaces which are called aglets, in case you want to show off in your next Scrabble competition.

    You Staying Young

  • The 'aglets' may reveal many more things in the years to come.

    Ouroboros

  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    10 Weird Science Facts You Didn’t Know

  • There were little metal aglets holding the bag laces shut.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    terrarose Diary Entry

  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

    pangsuan Diary Entry

  • I spent a frantic hour sewing glass aglets on my peach outfit to cover the moth holes.

    In the Garden of Iden

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  • The tips of shoelaces are called AGLETS. An alternative spelling is "aiglet", though this is less commonly used...

    it comes from Old French "aguillette" (or "aiguillette"), which is the diminutive of "aguille" (or "aiguilee"), meaning "needle". This in turn comes from the original Latin word for needle: "acus

    http://www.shoe-lacing.com/shoelace/shoelacetips.htm

    June 15, 2007

  • I demand aglet reform! Those crappy things always come apart when the shoe's just getting broken in.

    June 15, 2007

  • Replace 'em with some good old duct tape. That's what my dad would do, boyoboy.

    June 15, 2007

  • It's the handyman's secret weapon!

    June 15, 2007

  • I have shoes I have not worn for months due to agletitis--can't lace 'em (I know, I could give them a total lace transplant, but I am looking for a donor)

    June 15, 2007