Col"et (?), Col"let[Corrupted fr. acolyte.]

An inferior church servant. [Obs.] See Acolyte.

 

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Col"let (?), n. [F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar.]

1.

A small collar or neckband.

Foxe.

2. Mech.

A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.

3. Jewelry (a)

The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.

(b)

The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.

How full the collet with his jewel is! Cowley.

 

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