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col•let



Pronunciation: (kol'it), [key]
n., v., -let•ed, -let•ing.


n.
1. a collar or enclosing band.
2. the enclosing rim within which a jewel is set.
3. 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.
4. Horol.the tiny collar that supports the inner terminal of a hairspring.

v.t.
to set (a gem or other stone) in a collet.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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