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collet

  

      n  
1    (in a jewellery setting) a band or coronet-shaped claw that holds an individual stone  
2      (Mechanical engineering)   an externally tapered sleeve made in two or more segments and used to grip a shaft passed through its centre when the sleeve is compressed by being inserted in a tapered hole  
3      (Horology)   a small collar that supports the inner end of the hairspring  
      vb  
4    tr     (Jewellery)   to mount in a collet  
     (C16: from Old French: a little collar, from col neckband, neck, from Latin collum neck)  
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collect, Colet, collate, collected

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