• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gromet Same as Grommet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gromet A boy or young man in service; an apprentice; a ship-boy.
    • n gromet Nautical, a ring of rope used for various purposes, made from a strand laid three times round its own central part formed into a loop of the desired size.
    • n gromet In machinery, a ring or eyelet of metal, etc.
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In literature:

Sabots for the shell and a gromet wad over the shot.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
These boys were called gromets.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
An old word for gromet, or apprentice.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth