Collet meaning

kŏlĭt
A cone-shaped sleeve used for holding circular or rodlike pieces in a lathe or other machine.
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A metal collar used in watchmaking to join one end of a balance spring to the balance staff.
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A circular flange or rim, as in a ring, into which a gem is set.
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A metal band or ring, such as is used in a watch to hold the end of a balance spring.
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A small metal band used in ring settings.
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A chuck with a conical or tapered end, for gripping circular pieces to be turned on a lathe.
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To set in, or furnish with, a collet.
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A band, flange, ferrule, or collar, usually of a hard material, especially a metal.

That collet can handle upto 3/8-inch bits.

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In particular, the rim (of a ring) within which a jewel is set. Compare bezel.

There is an almost invisible collet that secures the stone to the ring.

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Alternative form of colet.
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Origin of collet

  • French diminutive of col collar from Latin collum neck kwel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a medieval diminutive of Coll, from the given name Nicholas.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French.

    From Wiktionary