- a raised area of metal for reinforcing a weld.
- a raised rim at the end of a roll in a rolling mill to check lateral expansion of the metal being rolled.
- an arrest; capture.
- a person placed under arrest.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- collapse of communism,
- collapse therapy,
- collar button,
- collar cell,
- collar rot,
- collar-button abscess,
Origin of collar
Examples from the Web for collar
After tightening her collar, Stella assumed slave posture: on her knees, legs slightly spread, palm resting face-up on her thighs.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A portrait of him was done once in which the collar point was made to sit in its proper place.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was “v[ery] hot under the collar ... frustrated and mad, self-righteous.”How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Foley was shown on his knees, his body erect—even proud—clad in an orange tunic with no collar, and his head shaved.Medieval Cruelty in Modern Times: ISIS Thugs Behead American Journalist|Christopher Dickey|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the article, she spoke about her boyfriend taking her to clubs on a leash and collar.
Bill seized him by the collar and said: "You want 'o fight?"The Eagle's Heart|Hamlin Garland
The knife was uplifted as the mate felt the grip of the man upon his collar, but the blow was not struck.Ralph Granger's Fortunes|William Perry Brown
On the way home they beat him, and one stuffed some nettles inside his collar.Dame Care|Hermann Sudermann
On Friday evening he came home hurriedly, staying just long enough to shave and change his collar.Shandygaff|Christopher Morley
And though he whined and begged to be taken to the circus, Farmer Green caught hold of his collar and led him into the barn.The Tale of Old Dog Spot|Arthur Scott Bailey
Word Origin for collar
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.
see hot under the collar.