• A band, flange, ferrule, or collar, designed to grip and hold a tool or a workpiece under proper control, and usually to release it under control thereafter; such a collet usually is made of a hard, springy material, especially a metal.
  • The rim (of a ring) within which a jewel is set.
  • In an embryonic plant, the transition zone between the root and the hypocotyl (not clearly distinguishable in most plants.)
  • Alternative of colet.


  • From Middle French collet.

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