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Aglet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AG'LET,
AG'LET-BABY, n. A small image on the top of a lace.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon [syn: aglet, aiglet]
2: ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform [syn: aglet, aiglet, aiguilette]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French aguillette, aiguillette, from Old French, diminutive of aguille, aiguille needle, from Late Latin acicula, acucula ornamental pin, diminutive of Latin acus needle, pin more at acute Date: 15th century 1. the plain or ornamental tag covering the ends of a lace or point 2. any of various ornamental studs, cords, or pins worn on clothing

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a metal tag attached to each end of a shoelace etc. 2 = AIGUILLETTE. Etymology: ME f. F aiguillette small needle, ult. f. L acus needle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aglet Ag"let ([a^]g"l[e^]t), Aiglet Aig"let ([=a]g"l[e^]t), n. [F. aiguillette point, tagged point, dim. of aiguilee needle, fr. LL. acucula for acicula, dim. of L. acus needle, pin; cf. OF. agleter to hook on. See Acute, and cf. Aiguillette.] 1. A tag of a lace or of the points, braids, or cords formerly used in dress. They were sometimes formed into small images. Hence, ``aglet baby'' (--Shak.), an aglet image. 2. (Haberdashery) A round white staylace. --Beck.



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