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definition of the word aiglet

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

Singular
aiglet

Plural
aiglets

aiglet (plural aiglets)

  1. Originally a metal tip, often decorative, on a ribbon or cord that facilitated lacing two parts of a garment or garments together, as in corset lacings, "points" (lacing hose or trousers to jacket or doublet) or sleeves to a bodice. Decorative metal aiglets are still used in military dress uniforms and marching band uniforms as terminals on fancy braids and cords.

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Diminutative of aguille (needle).

aiglet m. (plural aiglets)

  1. An aiglet.
  2. A needle.

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