nounEtymology: 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 acuteDate: 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
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.