Definition of Collet

1. Noun. A metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting.

Exact synonyms: Ferrule
Generic synonyms: Cap

2. Noun. A cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe.
Exact synonyms: Collet Chuck
Generic synonyms: Chuck

3. Noun. A band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting.
Generic synonyms: Band
Group relationships: Mounting

Definition of Collet

1. n. A small collar or neckband.

Definition of Collet

1. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

2. Noun. A band, flange, ferrule, or collar, usually of a hard material, especially a metal. ¹

3. Noun. In particular, the rim (of a ring) within which a jewel is set. Compare ''bezel''. ¹

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Definition of Collet

1. to set a gem in a rim or ring [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Collet

collegiate church
collegiate churches
collegiate dictionary
colles' fracture
collet (current term)
collet chuck

Literary usage of Collet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1898)
"But the collet itself is not new ; and although it is said in one part of the specification, that the teeth of the collet, when it is pressed down, ..."

2. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1853)
"Mr. CD collet says, "Yes; and the high price of postage of unstamped ... Mr. CD collet soys, " Not nearly so much as the stamp and advertisement duties ..."

3. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1915)
"To grind taper collet, A, Fig. 20. collet blank, machine steel. ... Place stub mandrel C, C'in taper hole of collet A, mount on centers. ..."

4. Publications of the Southern History Association by Southern History Association (1901)
"Jeremiah collet, ST., was a churchman and died in 1706. being buried in St. Paul's ... Jeremiah collet, of Chichester. was also at the time of his death, ..."

5. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"collet. Yes, this Nicholas Trollop I placed there first, ... collet. Because I have been called to an account before, and have given good reasons for it. ..."

6. A survey of London by John Stow (1842)
"John collet, a citizen of London by birth and dignity, dean of Paule's, doctor of divinity, erected and built one free school in Paule's churchyard, 1512, ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"They desire to express their deep regret at the death of Miss Helen Blackburn, who vyas a regular and valued attendant at their meetings. , Miss collet ..."

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