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Definition of Collar


  1. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog.
  2. A ring or cincture.
  3. A collar beam.
  4. The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
  5. An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order.
  6. A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.
  7. A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
  8. A ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for restraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hiding an opening around an object; as, a collar on a shaft, used to prevent endwise motion of the shaft; a collar surrounding a stovepipe at the place where it enters a wall. The flanges of a piston and the gland of a stuffing box are sometimes called collars.
  9. An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
  10. A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
  11. To seize by the collar.
  12. To put a collar on.

Collar Quotations

White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
Jimi Hendrix

Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.
Ron Lewis

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.
Thurgood Marshall

Recycling is an area where jobs could be created at low cost. Green collar workers. That's not very sexy.
Geoff Mulgan

I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste.
Johnny Depp
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Collar Translations

collar in Danish is flip
collar in Dutch is boord, kraag, halsboord
collar in French is collet, faux-col
collar in German is Kragen, Bund, Kragen, Halsband, Halsband
collar in Norwegian is krage, snipp
collar in Portuguese is colarinho, colar
collar in Swedish is krage
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