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aglet

[ag-lit] /ˈæg lɪt/
noun
1.
a metal tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace.
2.
(in the 16th and 17th centuries) an ornament at the end of a point or other ribbon used to secure a garment.
3.
aiguillette (def 1).
Also, aiglet.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French aiguillette, equivalent to aiguille needle (see aiguille) + -ette -et
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British Dictionary definitions for aglet

aglet

/ˈæɡlɪt/
noun
1.
a metal sheath or tag at the end of a shoelace, ribbon, etc
2.
a variant spelling of aiguillette
3.
any ornamental pendant
Word Origin
C15: from Old French aiguillette a small needle
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