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ˈkɒl ɪtcol·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferrule, colletnoun

    a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting

  2. collet, collet chucknoun

    a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe

  3. colletnoun

    a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting


  1. colletnoun

    A band, flange, ferrule, or collar, usually of a hard material, especially a metal.

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

  2. colletnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collet

    an inferior church servant. [Obs.] See Acolyte

    Etymology: [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]

  2. Colletnoun

    a small collar or neckband

    Etymology: [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]

  3. Colletnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]

  4. Colletnoun

    the part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set

    Etymology: [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]

  5. Colletnoun

    the flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant

    Etymology: [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]


  1. Collet

    A collet is a holding device—specifically, a subtype of chuck—that forms a collar around the object to be held and exerts a strong clamping force on the object when it is tightened, usually by means of a tapered outer collar. It may be used to hold a workpiece or a tool. A external collet is a sleeve with a cylindrical inner surface and a conical outer surface. The collet can be squeezed against a matching taper such that its inner surface contracts to a slightly smaller diameter, squeezing the tool or workpiece whose secure holding is desired. Most often this is achieved with a spring collet, made of spring steel, with one or more kerf cuts along its length to allow it to expand and contract. An alternative collet design is one that has several tapered steel blocks held in circular position by a flexible binding medium. The Jacobs Rubber-Flex brand is a name that most machinists would recognize for this type of collet chuck system. Regardless of the collet design, the operating principle is the same: squeeze the collet against the tool or workpiece to be held, resulting in high static friction. Under correct conditions, it holds quite securely.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Collet

    kol′et, n. a ring or collar: the part of a ring which contains the stone. [Fr.,—L. collum.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. collet

    (Fr.). In gunnery, that part of a cannon which is between the astragal and the muzzle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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