I. col ‧ lar 1 S3 /ˈkɒlə $ ˈkɑːlər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: coler , from Latin collare , from collum 'neck' ]
1 . CLOTHING the part of a shirt, coat etc that fits around your neck, and is usually folded over:
He grabbed me by the collar.
He loosened his collar and tie.
CAT/DOG a narrow band of leather or plastic that is fastened around an animal’s neck
3 . INJURED NECK an object that someone wears around their neck to support it when it has been injured
4 . BUSINESS a way of making sure that ↑ stock s you own do not lose money, even if their price goes down
5 . MACHINE a circular ring that goes round a pipe to make it stronger, especially where two pipes join together
6 . COLOURED FUR/FEATHERS a band of fur, feathers, or skin around an animal’s neck that is a different colour from the rest of the animal
⇨ ↑ blue-collar , ↑ dog collar , ↑ white-collar
II. collar 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]
1 . to catch someone and hold them so that they cannot escape:
The police collared him less than 20 minutes after the robbery.
2 . to find someone so that you can talk to them, especially when they would prefer to avoid you:
He collared her in the staff room at lunchtime and started telling her about his holiday plans.
3 . high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc used about clothes that have a particular type of collar:
a high-collared blouse