See also: Collet

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

 
An example of a collet with a cutting bit designed to fit it

Etymology 1Edit

 
The silver ring with nubs, which holds the sapphire, is the collet.

From Middle French collet.

NounEdit

collet (plural collets)

  1. A band, flange, ferrule, or collar, designed to grip and hold a tool or a workpiece under proper control, and usually to release it under control thereafter; such a collet usually is made of a hard, springy material, especially a metal.
    That collet can handle up to 3/8-inch bits.
  2. In jewelry, the rim (of a ring) within which a jewel is set. Compare bezel.
    There is an almost invisible collet that secures the stone to the ring.
  3. (horticulture) In an embryonic plant, the transition zone between the root and the hypocotyl (not clearly distinguishable in most plants.)
    Collar rot forms in the collet between the stem and the root.
 
Rhizophora development structures and stages, from embryo on parent plant, to rooted seedling, showing collet
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

collet (plural collets)

  1. Alternative form of colet.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French collet; equivalent to col +‎ -et.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.lɛ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

collet m (plural collets)

  1. (obsolete) collar
  2. snare, noose
  3. (short) cape
  4. (dentistry) neck (of tooth)
  5. (botany) neck

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin collum (neck) (modern co) +‎ -et.

NounEdit

collet m (plural collets)

  1. (Jersey) collar
  2. (Jersey) oarweed (Laminaria digitata, Laminaria saccharina)