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collet

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noun col·let \ˈkä-lət\

Definition of collet

  1. :  a metal band, collar, ferrule, or flange: as a :  a casing or socket for holding a tool (as a drill bit) b :  a circle or flange in which a gem is set



Origin of collet

Middle French, diminutive of col collar, from Latin collum neck — more at collar


First Known Use: 1528

Rhymes with collet


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