[kol-it] /ˈkɒl ɪt/
a collar or enclosing band.
the enclosing rim within which a jewel is set.
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.
Horology. the tiny collar that supports the inner terminal of a hairspring.
verb (used with object), colleted, colleting.
to set (a gem or other stone) in a collet.
(in a jewellery setting) a band or coronet-shaped claw that holds an individual stone
(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
(horology) a small collar that supports the inner end of the hairspring
(transitive) (jewellery) to mount in a collet
1520s, from French collet “little collar,” diminutive of col “neck,” from Latin collum (see collar (n.)).
/kɒˈlɛt/ noun 1. Toni, full name Antonia Collette. born 1972, Australian film actress. Her films include Muriel’s Wedding (1994), The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
colliculectomy col·lic·u·lec·to·my (kə-lĭk’yə-lěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of the seminal colliculus.
colliculitis col·lic·u·li·tis (kə-lĭk’yə-lī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the urethra in the region of the seminal colliculus.
/kɒˈlɪkjʊləs/ noun (pl) -li 1. (anatomy) a small elevation, as on the surface of the optic lobe of the brain colliculus col·lic·u·lus (kə-lĭk’yə-ləs) n. pl. col·lic·u·li (-lī’) A small elevation above the surrounding parts of a structure.