scraps of waste glass that can be remelted
Origin of culletfrom French collet, diminutive of col, neck, with reference to glass debris at the neck of a bottle in blowing
Scraps of broken or waste glass gathered for remelting, especially with new material.
Origin of culletProbably alteration of collet neck of glass left on the blowing iron from French collar diminutive of col neck from Old French from Latin collum ; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural cullets)
Variant of collet.