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falling band

noun
  1. a large, flat collar, usually trimmed with lace, worn by men in the 17th century.
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Origin of falling band

First recorded in 1590–1600
Also called fall.
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British Dictionary definitions for falling band

falling band

noun
  1. a man's large flat collar, often lace-trimmed, worn during the 17th century
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