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Collet   /kˈɑlɪt/   Listen
Collet

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






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"Collet" Quotes from Famous Books



... was Ibsen's fete, and he occupied, alone, the manager's box. A poem in his honor, by Niels Collet Vogt, was recited by the leading actor, who retired, and then rushed down the empty stage, with his arms extended, shouting "Long live Henrik Ibsen." The immense audience started to its feet and repeated the words ...
— Henrik Ibsen • Edmund Gosse



Words linked to "Collet" :   cap, mounting, chuck, band, ferrule



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