grommet

[ grom-it ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Early 17th century; French

in nautical use in the sense ‘a circle of rope used as a fastening’: from obsolete French grommette, from gourmer ‘to curb’, of unknown ultimate origin

Synonyms

  • loop
  • cringle
  • eyelet

Antonyms

  • open circuit
  • uncoil
  • untie

Definition

an eyelet placed in a hole in a sheet or panel to protect or insulate a rope or cable passed through it or to prevent the sheet or panel from being torn

Example

A) We hung the banner from the four grommets in the corners. B) To hang your shower curtain, begin by placing hooks through the grommets at the top of the curtain.

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