Eye"let` (?), n. [F., dim. of eve, fr. L. oculus. See Eye, and cf. Oillet.]
A small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc.
A metal ring or grommet, or short metallic tube, the ends of which can be bent outward and over to fasten it in place; -- used to line an eyelet hole.
Eyelet hole, a hole made for an eyelet. -- Eyelet punch, a machine for punching eyelet holes and fastening eyelets, as in paper or cloth. -- Eyelet ring. See Eyelet, 2.
© Webster 1913.