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collet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colet  \Col"et\,  Collet  \Col"let\  [Corrupted  fr  acolyte.] 
  An  inferior  church  servant.  [Obs.]  See  {Acolyte}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collet  \Col"let\,  n.  [F.  collet,  dim.  fr  L.  collum  neck.  See 
  {Collar}.] 
  1.  A  small  collar  or  neckband.  --Foxe. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  A  small  metal  ring;  a  small  collar  fastened  on  an 
  arbor;  as  the  collet  on  the  balance  arbor  of  a  watch;  a 
  small  socket  on  a  stem,  for  holding  a  drill. 
 
  3.  (Jewelry) 
  a  The  part  of  a  ring  containing  the  bezel  in  which  the 
  stone  is  set 
  b  The  flat  table  at  the  base  of  a  brilliant.  See  Illust. 
  of  {Brilliant}. 
 
  How  full  the  collet  with  his  jewel  is!  --Cowley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collet 
  n  1:  a  metal  cap  or  band  placed  on  a  wooden  pole  to  prevent 
  splitting  [syn:  {ferrule}] 
  2:  a  cone-shaped  chuck  used  for  holding  cylindrical  pieces  in  a 
  lathe  [syn:  {collet  chuck}] 
  3:  a  band  or  collar  that  holds  an  individual  stone  in  a 
  jewellery  setting 




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