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English definition of “collar”

collar

noun [C]     /ˈkɒl.ər/ US  /ˈkɑː.lɚ/
B1 the part around the neck of a piece of clothing , usually sewn on and sometimes made of different material : a shirt collar a fur collar a dress with a big collarParts of clothes B2 a strap made of leather or other strong material that is put around the neck of an animal , especially a dog or cat : I grabbed the dog by the collar and dragged it out of the room .Veterinary medicineBands, straps and strips a type of necklace (= a piece of jewellery worn around the neck ): a diamond collarJewellery specialized biology an area around the neck of an animal that is coloured differently from the other parts of the body : The bird has grey feathers with a lighter collar.Miscellaneous animal body parts specialized engineering a strip of strong material that is put round a pipe or a piece of machinery to make it stronger or to join two parts togetherBands, straps and strips
(Definition of collar noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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