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Definition of Collet


  1. An inferior church servant. [Obs.] See Acolyte.
  2. A small collar or neckband.
  3. 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.
  4. The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.
  5. The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.

Collet Translations

collet in German is Klemmbuchsen