grummet

grummet

[gruhm-it]
noun
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grommet or grummet (ˈɡrɒmɪt)
 
n
1.  a ring of rubber or plastic or a metal eyelet designed to line a hole to prevent a cable or pipe passed through it from chafing
2.  a ring of rope hemp used to stuff the gland of a pipe joint
3.  med a small tube inserted into the eardrum in cases of glue ear in order to allow air to enter the middle ear
4.  informal (Austral) a young or inexperienced surfer
 
[C15: from obsolete French gourmette chain linking the ends of a bit, from gourmer bridle, of unknown origin]
 
grummet or grummet
 
n
 
[C15: from obsolete French gourmette chain linking the ends of a bit, from gourmer bridle, of unknown origin]

grummet (ˈɡrʌmɪt)
 
n
another word for grommet

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