Collet

Col"let

(?), n. [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.] 1. A small collar or neckband. Foxe.
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2. (Mech.) A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.
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3. (Jewelry) (a) The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set. (b) The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.
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How full the collet with his jewel is!
Cowley.
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