eyehole vs eyelet what difference

what is difference between eyehole and eyelet



eye +‎ hole


eyehole (plural eyeholes)

  1. The hole to which the viewer places his or her eye in a device such as a telescope.
  2. 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)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cotton fabric with small holes.
  4. The contact tip of the base of a light bulb.
  5. A peephole.
  6. A little eye.

Coordinate terms

  • grommet



eyelet (third-person singular simple present eyelets, present participle eyeleting, simple past and past participle eyeleted)

  1. (transitive) To make eyelets in.


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