a metal tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace.
(in the 16th and 17th centuries) an ornament at the end of a point or other ribbon used to secure a garment.
aiguillette ( def 1 ).
Also, aiglet.

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French aiguillette, equivalent to aiguille needle (see aiguille) + -ette -et Unabridged
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aglet or aiglet (ˈæɡlɪt)
1.  a metal sheath or tag at the end of a shoelace, ribbon, etc
2.  a variant spelling of aiguillette
3.  any ornamental pendant
[C15: from Old French aiguillette a small needle]
aiglet or aiglet
[C15: from Old French aiguillette a small needle]

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Aglet's position is that standby charges should recover fixed and variable costs of providing standby service.
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