what is difference between eyehole and eyelet
eye + hole
eyehole (plural eyeholes)
- The hole to which the viewer places his or her eye in a device such as a telescope.
- The hole in a helmet, skull, etc. corresponding to the position of the eye.
From Middle English oylet, from Old French oillet, equivalent to Old French oil (“eye”) + -et (diminutive suffix). Spelling as eye + -let is due to folk etymology.
- IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.lət/
- Homophone: islet
eyelet (plural eyelets)
- An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole.
- Push the aglet of the shoelace through each of the eyelets, one at a time.
- A shaped metal embellishment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter.
- Cotton fabric with small holes.
- The contact tip of the base of a light bulb.
- A peephole.
- A little eye.
eyelet (third-person singular simple present eyelets, present participle eyeleting, simple past and past participle eyeleted)
- (transitive) To make eyelets in.