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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as aglet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, an eaglet or young eagle.
  • n. See aglet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

Borrowed from Middle French aiguillette ("needle"), diminuative of aguille. (Wiktionary)

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