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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Collar

COLLAR, noun

1. Something worn round the neck, as a ring of metal, or a chain. The knights of several orders wear a chain of gold, enameled, and sometimes set with ciphers or other devices, to which the badge of the order is appended.

2. The part of a garment which surrounds the neck. Job 30:18.

3. A part of a harness for the neck of a horse or other beast, used in draught.

4. Among seamen, the upper part of a stay; also, a rope in form of a wreath to which a stay is confined.

To slip the collar is to escape or get free; to disentangle ones self from difficulty, labor, or engagement.

A collar of brawn, is the quantity bound up in one parcel.

COLLAR, verb transitive

1. To seize by the collar

2. To put a collar on.

To collar beef or other meat, is to roll it up and bind it close with a string.