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noun [countable]     collar pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    the part of a coat, shirt, or dress that goes around your neck

    He had his collar turned up against the cold.

    a fur/lace/velvet collar

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      a thin piece of leather or plastic that a dog or cat wears around its neck
  2. 2
    a part of an object or machine that fits around something curved and protects it
  3. 3
    an area around an animal’s or bird’s neck that is a different color from the rest of its body
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