noun \ˈkä-lət\

Definition of COLLET

:  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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