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Wednesday, December 2

Aglet

[AG-lət]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 15th century

1.

A metal or plastic tube fixed tightly round each end of a shoelace.

Examples of Aglet in a sentence

"The company recreated historical shoes to the most minute of details, right down to the color of the aglet."

"Dash was delighted to discover a colorful array of aglets he could use to switch up the shoelaces."

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About Aglet

Aglet came from the French word "aiguillette," meaning "small needle" — which makes sense, given the way they look.

Did you Know?

The children's show "Phineas and Ferb" featured a song called "A-G-L-E-T" about — what else — the little round, metallic or plastic tubes on your shoelaces.

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