from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boy or young man in service; an apprentice; a ship-boy.
  • noun Nautical, a ring of rope used for various purposes, made from a strand laid three times round its own central part formed into a loop of the desired size.
  • noun In machinery, a ring or eyelet of metal, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as grommet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of grommet.


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  • "I'm catching on, though, uncle Dwight -- don't you see?" cried his nephew, and amid a shout of laughter Mr. Malcolm released the boy's gromet from the bucket-bail, remarking, "Catching on's the word, sir!" as he marked up a large 2 opposite the lad's name.

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  • Her gromet was in the bucket, and amid the wild cheering Mr. Malcolm was chalking up a 10 nearly a foot long.

    All Aboard A Story for Girls

  • Mrs. Windemere would advance to position, look all about in dazed fashion, gather her skirts closely as if about to breast a hurricane, then with a long breath would shut her eyes tightly, and surge forward -- when the gromet would either drop ignobly at her feet, or go madly flying off to right or left, perhaps hitting poor little Tegeloo on the nose.

    All Aboard A Story for Girls

  • Sabots for the shell and a gromet wad over the shot.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • A gromet is now the name given to a ring of rope used sometimes to slide up and down the mast, and I conclude, therefore, that the duty of these boys was to swarm up the mast, and set and furl the lighter sails.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • It seems to me that there is really no real good place to drill a hole through the firwall gromet it and run an accesory wire to it, any idea's inputs whatever you have .....

    Lincoln vs Cadillac

  • _gromete_, and the English _younker_, leads me to infer that the latter term had been substituted for _grummett_ or _gromet_, and that the duties of both classes were nearly the same.

    Notes and Queries, Number 21, March 23, 1850

  • "Make believe you're throwing your shuttle and then let the gromet fly.

    All Aboard A Story for Girls

  • Engine Cover missing 1 gromet/screw, VW badge (fell off

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  • Alt. spelling of grommet.

    January 1, 2009