a large, flat collar, usually trimmed with lace, worn by men in the 17th century.
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Also called fall.
Origin of falling band
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby falling band
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British Dictionary definitions for falling band
a man's large flat collar, often lace-trimmed, worn during the 17th century
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