- 1The part around the neck of a shirt, blouse, jacket or coat, either upright or turned over: a shirt collar we turned our collars up against the chillMore example sentences
- In the context of an interview with mainstream corporate America, it's best to cover your tattoos and piercings with long-sleeved shirts, blouses, collars, and such.
- Tweed jackets are popular with the men, along with garish ties and socks, coloured shirts with white collars, coats with velvet lapels, yellow cords - all topped off with a flat cap or a trilby.
- The dangling detached polo shirt collars and tiny tee shirts may take some getting used to.
- 1.1A band put around the neck of a domestic animal, used to restrain or control it: dogs for the Deaf are identified by an orange collar and leashMore example sentences
- The proposal would affect any cat not under an owner's direct control or without a collar.
- The basic training tools will be a collar, leash, chew toys and bones, gates, crates, and a bed.
- She licked my face as I fastened the leash onto her collar.
- 1.2A coloured marking resembling a collar round the neck of a bird or other animal: the drake has a narrow black collarMore example sentences
- Then, if all went well, they would outfit the two-and-a-half-foot-long bird with a radio collar and transmitter.
- Testosterone-implanted males (with a control collar) were trialed against males with red, orange, blue, and control brown collars.
- One option was to fit animals with GPS collars, which get position fixes from satellites to monitor movements and activity patterns.
- 1.3A heavy rounded part of the harness worn by a draught animal, which rests at the base of its neck on the shoulders: a shire horse leaning into its collarMore example sentences
- But unless he can replace the stolen tack, collars and harness, he will be unable to take part.
- The rigid collar and tandem harness allowed teams to pull with equal strength and greater efficiency.
- 2A connecting band or pipe in machinery.More example sentences
- Diversion collars placed around the pipes, just below the sand surface, can be retrofitted if this begins to happen.
- The concrete pipes and collars on the sandy bottom created a tangled mass of intestines that lay unconnected to anything.
- So when the collar for new valve went round the pipe, there wasn't contact all the way round, due to a distinct lack of pipe.
- 3.1A cut of bacon taken from the neck of a pig.More example sentences
- Living on a staple diet of belly pork, collar bacon, and beef dripping, her arteries should have been as choked as the M1 on a Friday evening.
- 4The part of a plant where the stem joins the roots.More example sentences
- For the measurements, stem was severed above the collar region and the roots sealed in the pressure chamber.
- Trees up to 15.0 cm diameter at the root collar were included in the sample.
- Cross sections collected at the root collar and at every meter were analyzed using standard dendrochronological techniques.
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- 1Seize or apprehend (someone): police collared the culpritMore example sentences
- Rookie cops graduate from the police academy anxious to collar real criminals.
- Crime-busting technology used by police to collar urban criminals is helping to catch wildlife thieves.
- That's slim consolation, however, for the 50-odd banks the Friday Night Bank Robber knocked over before he was finally collared.
- 1.1Approach (someone) in order to talk to them: he collared a departing guest for some last wordsMore example sentences
- Rick left Edie's side immediately and collared David.
- Brian Beard collared him after the game and there was a slightly serious element in his first question.
- He was hoping to collar someone who would tell him what was up.
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- Clad in black jeans and a collarless white T-shirt, a calm and composed Mr. Gajmer, accompanied by his parents, said at a press conference in Chennai: ‘I am very happy and yet undecided on what to do with the money.’
- We encourage employees to define for themselves what is acceptable, but jeans, trainers, crop tops and collarless shirts are definitely out.
- The Beatles made skinny pants and collarless jackets the rage!
Middle English: from Old French colier, from Latin collare 'band for the neck, collar', from collum 'neck'.