Meaning of COLLAR in English

■ noun

1》 a band of material around the neck of a shirt or other garment, either upright or turned over.

2》 a band put around the neck of a domestic animal, used to restrain or control it.

3》 a connecting band or pipe in a piece of machinery.

4》 Brit. a piece of meat rolled up and tied.

↘a cut of bacon taken from the neck of a pig.

■ verb informal seize or apprehend (someone).


~ed adjective

~less adjective


ME: from OFr. colier , from L. ~e 'band for the neck', from collum 'neck'.

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