grommet

(redirected from grommets)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
It's not easy to become a grommet, which is what the creators of The Grommet call the innovative products on their website.
In either case an ENT surgeon might recommend removing the adenoids together with the tonsils to improve breathing, or remove the adenoids when inserting grommets to help with the treatment of glue ear.
Banner Ups grommet alternatives are available in a wide array of shapes and styles to meet a wide array of needs.
Brush grommets are the most common type currently in use.
This child's granny is a grommet, together with her friends she dons her wetsuit and enjoys the sea and the surf.
That gets you a list of several grommet assortments, including a set of 125 grommets of varying sizes for around $12.
We are doing everything we can to support research to help understand the condition better, develop new treatments and define the types of children most needing grommets.
Because these tie-downs can grab a tarp anywhere, you can keep on using a tarp even after the grommets have torn out.
Standard' needs to be classified as 'wide-flange grommets'; larger grommets and t-tube VTs are intended to stay in place much longer.
I am partly deaf and have been waiting for the last four years for a simple operation to have grommets inserted in my ears to help with my hearing.
Superior sealing is provided by silicone rear grommets and interfacial sealing, equipping the connector to operate reliably even when immersed in water or corrosive liquids.
I prefer stainless-steel grommets because they can be cleaned, resterilized, and reused.