Blouses criss-crossed the torso like an old-fashioned stole and collarless coats hung close to the body.
Finally, she slithered into a finished dress: the ultimate chic sheath, a collarless long-sleeved navy blue garment.
He left the table once to answer a ring at the door and found Mrs. Sprockett's husband there, coatless and collarless as usual.
Every gentleman in the room was collarless, coatless, tieless, and vestless.
collarless, it gave glimpses of other silken vestments, and over it he wore a correct English topcoat, short and velvet-trimmed.
Suppose he were to put on an overcoat and so hide his collarless condition?
William Dale ran his hand round the collarless neck of his shirt, and felt the perspiration that had suddenly moistened his skin.
He was in his shirt-sleeves, collarless: and it was plain that he had been drinking heavily.
The thin, corded neck stiffened back, rising from a dirty, collarless neckband.
The clubman turned around and displayed his collarless neck.
c.1300, "neck armor, gorget," from Old French coler "neck, collar" (12c., Modern French collier), from Latin collare "necklace, band or chain for the neck," from collum "the neck," from PIE *kwol-o- "neck" (cf. Old Norse and Middle Dutch hals "neck"), literally "that on which the head turns," from root *kwel- "move round, turn about" (see cycle (n.)). Late 14c. as "border at the neck of a garment."
1550s, "to grab (someone) by the collar or neck," from collar (n.). Meaning "to capture" is attested from 1610s. Related: Collared; collaring. As a past participle adjective, collared "wearing a collar" is from late 14c.
An arrest •The earliest form is put the collar on: The bull makes a collar on me/ The best collar in recent years (1865+)
(Heb. peh), means in Job 30:18 the mouth or opening of the garment that closes round the neck in the same way as a tunic (Ex. 39:23). The "collars" (Heb. netiphoth) among the spoils of the Midianites (Judg. 8:26; R.V., "pendants") were ear-drops. The same Hebrew word is rendered "chains" in Isa. 3:19.