- 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
Examples from the Web for collarless
Contemporary Examples of collarless
Finally, she slithered into a finished dress: the ultimate chic sheath, a collarless long-sleeved navy blue garment.Tilda Swinton and Oliver Saillard Perform the Creation of Fashion in ‘Eternity Dress’
November 21, 2013
Blouses criss-crossed the torso like an old-fashioned stole and collarless coats hung close to the body.Miuccia Prada and Emporio Armani: Milan Spring 2013 Collections
September 21, 2012
Historical Examples of collarless
He was collarless, and she was a good deal "put to it" to supply the lack.Peak and Prairie
Tobacco juice stained the front of his stiff-bosomed, collarless shirt.Free Air
Collared or collarless, Bill is always ready to lend a helping bark.Anecdotes of Dogs
Every gentleman in the room was collarless, coatless, tieless, and vestless.The Crisis, Complete
He was collarless and hatless, his linen was dirty, and there was blood upon his hands.The Plattner Story and Others
H. G. Wells
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.