Collet Definition

kŏlĭt
noun
A metal band or ring, such as is used in a watch to hold the end of a balance spring.
Webster's New World
A chuck with a conical or tapered end, for gripping circular pieces to be turned on a lathe.
Webster's New World
A small metal band used in ring settings.
Webster's New World

Alternative form of colet.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
ferrulecollet chuck
verb
To set in, or furnish with, a collet.
Webster's New World
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pronoun
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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

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