Col"lar (?), n. [OE. coler, coller, OF. colier, F. collier, necklace, collar, fr. OF. col neck, F. cou, fr. L. collum; akin to AS. heals, G. & Goth. hals. Cf. Hals, n.]


Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog.

2. Arch. (a)

A ring or cinture.


A collar beam.

3. Bot.

The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.



An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devises to designate their rank or order.

5. Zool. (a)

A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.


A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.

6. Mech.

A ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for rastraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hibing an opening around an object; as, a collar on a shaft, used to prevent endwise motion of the shaft; a collar surrounding a stovepipe at the place where it enters a wall. The flanges of a piston and the gland of a stuffing box are sometimes called collars.

7. Naut.

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.

8. Mining

A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.


Collar beam Arch., a horizontal piece of timber connecting and tying together two opposite rafters; -- also, called simply collar. -- Collar of brawn, the quantity of brawn bound up in one parcel. [Eng.] Johnson. -- Collar day, a day of great ceremony at the English court, when persons, who are dignitaries of honorary orders, wear the collars of those orders. -- To slip the collar, to get free; to disentangle one's self from difficulty, labor, or engagement.



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Col"lar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collared (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Collaring.]


To seize by the collar.


To put a collar on.

To collar beef (or other meat), to roll it up, and bind it close with a string preparatory to cooking it.


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