(especially in baseball) a score of zero.
to prevent (an opposing baseball team or batter) from scoring or making a base hit.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use horse-collar in a sentence
In that, the eye rested, with undisguised delight, upon the grimaces of grinning candidates for the honours of the horse-collar.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
I then rolled over, my neck feeling as if it were in a horse-collar; and suddenly felt a slight scratch.Moby Dick; or The Whale | Herman Melville
In rural places if a carromata driver cannot find a leather horse-collar, he improvises one of banana-leaf.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
After the horse-collar I started in the dry-goods trade; but I was burned out.One Man's View | Leonard Merrick
Would you grin at me, you dog, like a clown gaping through a horse-collar?The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy