• (British) IPA: /ˈɡɹɒm.ɪt/, /ˈɡɹʌm.ɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡɹɑ.mɪt/

grommet (plural grommets)

  1. A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
  2. (nautical) A ring formed of a single strand of rope, laid in three times round, fastening the upper edge of a sail to its stay.
  3. (flags) An eyelet at the hoist end of a flag, used to fasten the flag to its halyard.
  4. (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.
  5. A boy serving on a ship.
  • (eylet) grunyon
  • (nautical) cringle
  • (surfer, snowboarder) grom
Translations Verb

grommet (grommets, present participle grommeting; past and past participle grommeted)

  1. (transitive) To insert a grommet into.
  2. (transitive) To fasten using a grommet.
  3. (intransitive) To apply grommets.

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