What does aglet or aiglet mean?
The definition of aglet and aiglet
Ag”let, Aig”let, n.
Etym: [F. aiguillette point, tagged point, dim. of aiguilee needle, fr. LL. acucula for acicula, dim. of L. acus needle, pinagleter to hook on. See Acute, and cf. Aiguillette.]

1 A tag of a lace or of the points, braids, or cords formerly used in dress. They were sometimes formed into small images. Hence, “aglet baby” (Shak.), an aglet image.
2 (Haberdashery)
A round white staylace. Beck.