Anything that encircles the neck.
#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.
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#A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
#A chain worn around the neck.
#A similar detachable item.
#A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
#A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
#A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
A piece of meat from the neck of an animal.
(lb) Any encircling device or structure.
#(lb) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
#(lb) A ring or cincture.
#(lb) A collar beam.
#(lb) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
(lb) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
(lb) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
(lb) 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.
* bottle collar
* change collars
* choke collar
* collar stud
* collared lizard
* dog collar
* equity collar
* Eton collar
* feel someone's collar
* flea collar
* floatation collar
* head collar
* hot under the collar
* interest rate collar
* mandarin collar
* Peter Pan collar
* rain collar
* Roman collar
* sailor collar
* shawl collar
* storm collar
* Vandyke collar
* white-collar crime
* wing collar
To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
To place a collar on, to fit with one.
To seize, capture or detain.
To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
(law enforcement) To arrest.
(figuratively) To bind in conversation.
- Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
(BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
- I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
From (etyl) cuffe, .
(obsolete) glove; mitten.
The end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist.
The end of a pants leg, folded up.
To furnish with cuffs.
1520, “to hit”, apparently of (etyl) origin, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l), (l).
To hit, as a reproach, particularly with the open palm to the head; to slap.
- I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.
To fight; to scuffle; to box.
- They with their quills did all the hurt they could, / And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
- While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
- cuffed by the gale
A blow, especially with the open hand; a box; a slap.
- Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies; / Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff.
- Many a bitter kick and cuff .