In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment.

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  1. The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
  2. A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
  3. A chain worn around the neck.
  4. A similar detachable item.
  5. Anything that encircles the neck.
  6. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
  7. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
  8. Any encircling device or structure.
  9. Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
  10. A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
  11. A ring or cincture.
  12. A collar beam.
  13. The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
  14. A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
  15. A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
  16. An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
  17. A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.


  1. To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
  2. To place a collar on, to fit with one.
    Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
  3. To seize, capture or detain.
  4. To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
  5. To arrest.
  6. To bind in conversation.
    I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
  7. To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
  8. To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.

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