- 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)
Origin of collar
Related Words for collarchoker, torque, frill, fraise, jabot, fichu, ruff, dicky, neckband, Vandyke, nab, cop, secure, capture, seize, tree, nail, arrest, appropriate, take
Examples from the Web for collar
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 20, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
The kid wore a white T-shirt with the collar stretched loosely around the top of his smooth chest.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
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
November 3, 2014
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
August 19, 2014
Historical Examples of collar
The knight wears the collar of SS, and his arms are on his surcoat.Yorkshire Painted And Described
He ran his finger around his collar—an old gesture; but the collar was very loose.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
His collar was low for the mode, his gloveless hands were red.The Bacillus of Beauty
Martin was thankful when he felt the collar buttons in their holes.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
He tugged at his collar as if to breathe the easier, cleared his throat and began again.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
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.