aiglet

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English[edit]

Three different types of aiglets.

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Borrowed from Middle French aiguillette (needle), diminuative of aguille.

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aiglet (plural aiglets)

  1. A tip, originally of metal and often decorative, on a ribbon or cord that makes lacing two parts of a garment or garments together easier, as in corset lacings, "points" (lacing hose or trousers to jacket or doublet) or sleeves to a bodice.
  2. An ornament worn on clothing, consisting of a metal tag on a fringe, or a small metallic plate or spangle.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      a silken Camus [...] Which all aboue besprinckled was throughout, / With golden aygulets, that glistred bright

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aiguille +‎ -et.

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Noun[edit]

aiglet m (plural aiglets)

  1. aiglet
  2. needle

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