Pronounced: kungk-TAY-shun, noun
Notes: This is a good word to know, as it is useful and will make people wonder
The word aglet is “a metal tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying (such as a shoelace)”
Our word came into English in the mid-1400s.
Background / Comments
Modern shoelaces seem to use plastic aglets instead of metal ones — but perhaps expensive shoes have metal ones. Our word came from Middle English from the Middle French word aiguillette; equivalent to aiguille (needle).