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aiglet

[ey-glit] /ˈeɪ glɪt/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for aiglet

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

aiglet

/ˈeɪɡlɪt/
noun
1.
a variant of aglet
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Word Origin and History for aiglet
n.

"metal tag of a lace," meant to make it easier to thread through the eyelet-holes, but later merely ornamental, mid-15c., from Middle French aiguillette, diminutive of aiguille "needle," from Late Latin acucula, itself a diminutive of Latin acus "needle" (see acuity). Cf. Italian agucchia, Portuguese agulha, Spanish aguja "needle."

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