grommet

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English[edit]

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Rubber grommets.

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Etymology[edit]

From obsolete French gromette (curb chain) (modern spelling gourmette).

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Noun[edit]

grommet (plural grommets)

  1. A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
  2. (surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding) A young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder, or snowboarder.
    What do you over the pond skaterboarders [sic] say? Is there a global term to be used to label someone as a skateboarder? Does it matter? I suppose the only one you can apply widely is ‘grommet.
  3. A circle formed of three-stranded rope.

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  • (surfer, snowboarder): grom

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Verb[edit]

grommet (third-person singular simple present grommets, present participle grommeting, simple past and past participle grommeted)

  1. (transitive) To insert a grommet into.
    • 1923, “American Machinist”, volume 58, number 23-26, page 919: 
      The device takes the form of a guard for the punch presses which are used in grommeting mail bags in the process of manufacture.
    • 2007, Wil McCarthy, The Wellstone, page 225:
      There was little point in grommeting the hole, since the wrapping was already as rigid and tough as its invisibility permitted.
  2. (transitive) To fasten using a grommet.
  3. (intransitive) To apply grommets.

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