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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: From early French gormette 'one of the leather bands around a horse's head'

grommet

noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Hospital, Technology
grom‧met [countable]
1TD a small metal ring that is used around a hole in cloth or leather to make it stronger
2MH British English a small piece of plastic that a doctor puts into a child's ear in order to remove liquid from it

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