Collet

Definition of Collet

Col´let
n.1.A small collar or neckband.
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.
3.(Jewelry) The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.
How full the collet with his jewel is!
- Cowley.

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cap, ferrule
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