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col·let

 (kŏl′ĭt)
n.
1. A cone-shaped sleeve used for holding circular or rodlike pieces in a lathe or other machine.
2. A metal collar used in watchmaking to join one end of a balance spring to the balance staff.
3. A circular flange or rim, as in a ring, into which a gem is set.

[French, diminutive of col, collar, from Latin collum, neck; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

collet

(ˈkɒlɪt)
n
1. (Jewellery) (in a jewellery setting) a band or coronet-shaped claw that holds an individual stone
2. (Mechanical Engineering) mechanical engineering an externally tapered sleeve made in two or more segments and used to grip a shaft passed through its centre when the sleeve is compressed by being inserted in a tapered hole
3. (Horology) horology a small collar that supports the inner end of the hairspring
vb
(Jewellery) (tr) jewellery to mount in a collet
[C16: from Old French: a little collar, from col neckband, neck, from Latin collum neck]

col•let

(ˈkɒl ɪt)

n.
1. a collar or enclosing band.
2. the enclosing rim within which a gemstone is set.
3. a slotted cylindrical clamp inserted into the tapered interior of a sleeve or chuck on a lathe to hold a cylindrical piece of work.
[1520–30; < French col neck (< Latin collum)]

collet


Past participle: colleted
Gerund: colleting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have colleted
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Past Continuous
I was colleting
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Past Perfect
I had colleted
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have colleted
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Future Continuous
I will be colleting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been colleting
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he/she/it has been colleting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been colleting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been colleting
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Conditional
I would collet
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collet - a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
cap - something serving as a cover or protection
2.collet - a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathecollet - a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
chuck - a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
3.collet - a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting
band - a restraint put around something to hold it together
mounting - framework used for support or display
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Now the shepherds met together, according to custom, that they might send their monthly report about the flocks to the king; into their assembly he came having the ring on his finger, and as he was sitting among them he chanced to turn the collet of the ring inside his hand, when instantly he became invisible to the rest of the company and they began to speak of him as if he were no longer present.
Without a word Aramis then raised his hand to the eyes of the commander and showed him the collet of a ring he wore on the ring-finger of his left hand.
FRANCE coach Vincent Collet felt his team won twice in one night after the draw in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics basketball tournament put Les Bleus in an early collision with defending champion United States.
The spindle features ceramic ball bearings and an ultra-precise collet system: the AA-grade Mega Micro Collet guarantees 1-micron runout at the collet nose and 0.
Verify that you have the correct collet by testing it against a cartridge case of the same caliber as the firearm you are working with.
5 Collet Nuts In order for the toolholder to be balanced and maintaining accuracy while machining, it must have a balanced nut.
They use a collet to release the part when it is complete and then to grasp a new part.
European commercial banks, previously the primary funding source for airlines, have substantially cut their exposure to the aviation sector after the continent's debt crisis, leaving a funding gap for fast-growing airlines in emerging markets, said Francois Collet, vice-president for structured finance at Airbus.
The opening of the new website coincides with All Industrial's completion of it's collet catalog.
Basic collet chucks are the most popular tool-holding system clue to their flexibility and ability to secure a variety of shank sizes via a simple collet change.
The two traditional methods for pulling bullets are with an impact puller or a collet tool.
TRAINER Rodolphe Collet has revealed that triple Sun Chariot Stakes winner Sahpresa has been retired to owner Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan, writes Scott Burton.