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wing collar

noun
1.
a stand-up collar having the front edges or corners folded down, worn by men for formal or evening dress.
Origin of wing collar
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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Examples from the Web for wing collar
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  • He should wear white linen, wing collar and small black tie.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • She decided, "I must have Will get a double-breasted blue coat and a wing collar and a dotted bow-tie like his."

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • I chose a shirt of white piqu, a wing collar with small, square-cornered tabs, and a pearl ascot.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for wing collar

wing collar

noun
1.
a stiff turned-up shirt collar worn with the points turned down over the tie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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