- 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 collaredchoker, torque, frill, fraise, jabot, fichu, ruff, dicky, neckband, Vandyke, nab, cop, secure, capture, seize, tree, nail, arrest, appropriate, take
Examples from the Web for collared
Contemporary Examples of collared
That also appears to explain why Matthew was not collared in the Christopher Newport case.The Math That Keeps Helping College Rapists
October 3, 2014
Collared dresses resembled prep school outfits from centuries past, while velvet dresses screamed royal offspring.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week
March 4, 2014
Resnick would later describe this as a “10-foot tall moment” and add that he would feel even better when the killer was collared.Baby Hope Killer Confesses After 22 Years
October 13, 2013
He wore pressed slacks and a collared shirt, and his hair was cut in a smart fade.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
A police spokesman suggested it was likely the work of the same two who were collared on Wednesday.Janesville, Wisconsin, Paul Ryan’s Hometown, Plagued by Grease Thieves
October 11, 2012
Historical Examples of collared
Frequently they run like the Collared Lizard, on the hind feet.Pathfinder
You were as good as done for when he collared you and hauled you out.Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
At that moment the porter rushed in, and collared the Mexican.Frontier Boys in Frisco
It's galleys for life if he's collared, and he knows it well enough.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
I would have got a third only that they collared me from behind.Our Casualty And Other Stories
James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
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.