The metal tag on the end of a point or lace, sometimes the point itself. Points were used during the middle ages to fasten together the pieces of plate armor, and also the portions of the civil dress. At first the armor for the arm was supported by points fastening to the shoulders of the arming doublet, later the arm pieces were hung from pins on the gorget.

Ag"let (#), Aig"let (#), n. [F. aiguillette point, tagged point, dim. of aiguilee needle, fr. LL. acucula for acicula, dim. of L. acus needle, pin: cf. OF. agleter to hook on. See Acute, and cf. Aiguillette.]


A tag of a lace or of the points, braids, or cords formerly used in dress. They were sometimes formed into small images. Hence, "aglet baby" (Shak.), an aglet image.

2. Haberdashery

A round white staylace.



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Aig"let (#), n.

Same as Aglet.


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