American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cone-shaped sleeve used for holding circular or rodlike pieces in a lathe or other machine.
- n. A metal collar used in watchmaking to join one end of a balance spring to the balance staff.
- n. A circular flange or rim, as in a ring, into which a gem is set.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A band or collar; specifically, a small collar or band worn by the inferior clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.
- n. Among jewelers: Same as culet.
- n. The ring or flange within which a jewel or a group of jewels is set, as that part of a ring which holds the seal. The word is most common in connection with large compositions of jewelers' work.
- n. In glass manufacturing, that part of a glass vessel which adheres to the pontee or iron instrument used in taking the substance from the melting-pot.
- n. In machinery, a small band of metal, as the ring which fastens the packing of a piston.
- n. In gunnery, that part of the muzzle of a cannon which lies between the astragal and the face of the piece.
- To set in or as in a collet.
- n. Same as colewort.
- n. See colet.
- n. A band, flange, ferrule, or collar, usually of a hard material, especially a metal.
- n. In particular, the rim (of a ring) within which a jewel is set. Compare bezel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small collar or neckband.
- n. (Mech.) A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; ; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.
- n. The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.
- n. The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See
- n. a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
- n. a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting
- n. a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
- From French. (Wiktionary)
- French, diminutive of col, collar, from Latin collum, neck; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When they go to the Parliament they wear only a cloak, which, in my opinion, has a very vulgar appearance; and the more so, as they wear the 'collet' without a cravat.”
“Parliament they wear only a cloak, which, in my opinion, has a very vulgar appearance; and the more so, as they wear the 'collet' without a cravat.”
“What is the best effect for me, combining steep importance but d'collet 'cost?”
“For Bolt actions I principally use collet dies and brass fired in my rifles for relaoding or new brass for the hard to find 348 Win, 358 Win, and 7WSM.”
“You cut the extensions at their insertion end to your desired length, and then they slide into place and tighten via the compression collet.”
“VukaClip clamps use a slick compression sleeve and collet system to hold the VukaShift (or any of the Zipp Vuka series) aero extensions.”
“Because the zabaleen do not use large trucks, which compact the waste and make much of it unusable, 90 percent of the material the zabaleen collet is recycled and used to make quilts, rugs and paper products -- or bagged and shipped outside the country for use by multinational corporations.”
“Comes uncrated, with food and water for the journey, by Railway Express, collet, F.O.B. Laredo, Texas.”
“He was astonished at this, and again touching the ring he turned the collet outward and reappeared; he made several trials of the ring, and always with the same result — when he turned the collet inward he became invisible, when outward he reappeared.”
“Each set with a drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 14.28 x 19.15 and 13.80 x 20.30 mm, with a diamond collet terminal, topped by an antique Indian diamond bead cluster in a pavé-set diamond cap, suspended from pavé-set diamond interlocking links, mounted in silver and 18k gold.”
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