grommet

Definitions

Cars & Driving

Construction

  • A metal or plastic eyelet that provides a reinforced hole in a material, such as cloth or leather, that might otherwise tear from the stress on the hole when a fastener or other device is passed through it or attached to it.

Electronics

  • A reinforced ring which serves to strengthen and protect an opening. Used, for instance, to reinforce an opening in a chassis through which a cable or conductor is passed. Said grommet may also seal moisture and dirt out, in addition to helping protect the cable or conductor.

Medical

  • noun a tube which can be passed from the external auditory meatus into the middle ear, usually to allow fluid to drain off, as in someone who has glue ear

Slang

  • noun a young and/or inexperienced person. The term is used by surfers to denote novices, especially those under 16.
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