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Noun: collet  kó-lut
  1. A metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
    - ferrule
     
  2. A cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
    - collet chuck
     
  3. A band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewellery setting

Derived forms: collets

Type of: band, cap, chuck

Part of: mounting

Encyclopedia: Collet