The New International Encyclopædia/Grommet
|←Grolman, Karl Wilhelm Georg von||The New International Encyclopædia
|Edition of 1905. See also Grommet on Wikipedia, grommet on Wiktionary, and the disclaimer.|
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.