noun Etymology: perhaps from French cueillette act of gathering, from Latin collecta, from feminine of collectus, past participle of colligere Date: 1817 broken or refuse glass usually added to new material to facilitate melting in making glass

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  • Cullet — Cul let (k[u^]l l[e^]t), n. [From {Cull}, v. t. ] Broken glass for remelting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cullet — Cul let, n. [A dim. from F. cul back.] A small central plane in the back of a cut gem. See {Collet}, 3 (b) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cullet — [kul′it] n. [< Fr collet, dim. of col, neck, with reference to glass debris at the neck of a bottle in blowing] scraps of waste glass that can be remelted …   English World dictionary

  • cullet — stiklo laužas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Stiklo duženos. atitikmenys: angl. cullet rus. стеклобой; стекольный бой …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cullet — /kul it/, n. broken or waste glass suitable for remelting. [1810 20; var. of collet < It colletto glass blower s term, lit., little neck. See COL, ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • cullet — noun /kʌlɪt/ scrap glass which is melted down for reuse …   Wiktionary

  • cullet — n. crushed or waste glass used for remelting or recycling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cullet — [ kʌlɪt] noun recycled broken or waste glass used in glass making. Origin C19: var. of collet …   English new terms dictionary

  • cullet — cul·let …   English syllables

  • cullet — cul•let [[t]ˈkʌl ɪt[/t]] n. cer broken or waste glass suitable for remelting • Etymology: 1810–20; var. of collet < It colletto lit., little neck. See col, et …   From formal English to slang

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