a large, flat collar, usually trimmed with lace, worn by men in the 17th century.
Origin of falling band
First recorded in 1590–1600
Also called fall.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for falling band
a man's large flat collar, often lace-trimmed, worn during the 17th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012