Roman collar


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Roman collar

n
(Clothing & Fashion) another name for clerical collar

cler′ical col′lar


n.
a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.Roman collar - a stiff white collar with no opening in the front; a distinctive symbol of the clergy
collar, neckband - a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
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The branded shirt is preferred to the Roman collar.
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People today have to think twice when they see a Roman collar.
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