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English definition of “eyelet”

eyelet

noun [C] uk   /ˈaɪ.lət/ us  
a small hole in material, the edge of which is protected by a ring of metal, through which a piece of string, a shoelace, etc. is put to fasten somethingFastening clothing and textiles a small hole with thread around the edge as part of a design used to decorate material: an eyelet bedspreadDecorations added to clothes
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