Meaning of collet
Pronunciation: (kol'it), [key]
— n., v., -let•ed, -let•ing.
- a collar or enclosing band.
- the enclosing rim within which a jewel is set.
- a slotted cylindrical clamp inserted tightly into the tapered interior of a sleeve or chuck on a lathe to hold a cylindrical piece of work.
- the tiny collar that supports the inner terminal of a hairspring.
- to set (a gem or other stone) in a collet.
- collet (Thesaurus)