Eton collar


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Eton collar

n.
A broad white collar worn over the lapels of a jacket.

[After Eton College, England.]

Eton collar

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a broad stiff white collar worn outside an Eton jacket

E′ton col′lar


n.
a broad stiff collar, orig. of linen, as that worn folded outside an Eton jacket.
[1890–95]

Eton collar

A high, stiff, white collar, especially one turned down onto the lapels of a jacket.
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Noun1.Eton collar - broad white collar worn over the lapels of a jacket
collar, neckband - a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
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