grommet (plural grommets)
- A reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring used to reinforce an eyelet.
- (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.
- (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’.
- (surfer, snowboarder): grom
reinforced eyelet, or a small metal or plastic ring
young or inexperienced surfer, skateboarder or snowboarder
- (transitive) To insert a grommet into.
- 1923, “American Machinist”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), 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.
- (transitive) To fasten using a grommet.
- (intransitive) To apply grommets.