- the part of a garment that encircles the neck
- a cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
- an ornamental band, chain, or circlet worn around the neck
- a band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
- the part of a harness that fits around the base of the neck of a horse or other draft animal and against which the animal exerts pressure in pulling a load
- a ring or flange, as on rods or pipes, to prevent sideward motion, connect parts, etc.
- a distinctive band, as of a different color or texture, around the neck of an animal, bird, etc.
- the foam that forms on the top of a glass of beer
- Slang an arrest or capture
Origin of collarMiddle English coler from Old French colier from Classical Latin collare, band or chain for the neck from collum, the neck from Indo-European base an unverified form kwel-, to turn from source wheel, German hals, neck
- to put a collar on
- to seize by the collar
- to take hold or control of; seize or capture
- to stop and delay by talking to
go for the collar