- (especially in baseball) a score of zero.
- to prevent (an opposing baseball team or batter) from scoring or making a base hit.
Examples from the Web for horse-collar
Historical Examples of horse-collar
After the horse-collar I started in the dry-goods trade; but I was burned out.One Man's View
Would you grin at me, you dog, like a clown gaping through a horse-collar?The Great Mogul
This personage jingles a horse-collar hung with bells, which forms not an unsuitable accompaniment to the ceremony.
Eighteen miles off a man had some extra hand-cut shingles which he was willing to trade for a horse-collar.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
If you expect me to treat my lyre like a horse-collar, and grin through it, I'm afraid I am unable to gratify you.