The New International Encyclopædia/Grommet

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GROMMET (OF. gromet, grommet, gourmet, apprentice, diminutive of gromme, gourme, from Icel. grōm, Eng. groom, man). A grommet is formed from a single strand of rope, which is laid up again to form a circle of three-stranded rope. See Knotting and Splicing.