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grommet

, grummet
1. a ring of rubber or plastic or a metal eyelet designed to line a hole to prevent a cable or pipe passed through it from chafing
2. a ring of rope hemp used to stuff the gland of a pipe joint
3. Med a small tube inserted into the eardrum in cases of glue ear in order to allow air to enter the middle ear
4. Austral informal a young or inexperienced surfer

grommet

[′gräm·ət]
(engineering)
A metal washer or eyelet.
A piece of fiber soaked in a packing material and used under bolt and nut heads to preserve tightness.
(ordnance)
Device made of rope, plastic, rubber, or metal to protect the rotating band of projectiles.

grommet

grommet
A metal or plastic eyelet which provides a reinforced hole for attachment.
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Under anaesthetic, a tiny slit is made in the eardrum to drain the fluid and then the grommet - a small plastic ventilation tube - is inserted.
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Apart from the cable anchorage, the Click Fit grommet is compact, self-adjusting to its surrounding wall thickness, click-fixed in place, has a membrane seal, is waterproof, requires very little effort to install, and saves up to 90 per cent on assembly time compared to conventional threaded cable glands.
Granulation tissue surrounding the grommet (the most common reason for blood in the external ear canal) is another problem.
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