Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, late 15th century
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."
Popularity Over Time
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.