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noun (1)

plural -s
: one of the mucilage-secreting hairs that clothe many plant surfaces especially on various winter buds (as those of the horse chestnut)


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a worker who attaches the inner coil of a watch hairspring to a collet for assembly to the balance wheel

Word History


Noun (1)

German kolleter, irregular from Greek kollan to glue, from kolla glue

Noun (2)

collet + -er

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“Colleter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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