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a. The part of a garment that encircles the neck, especially when raised or folded.
2. A tight-fitting necklace.
a. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
b. The cushioned part of a harness that presses against the shoulders of a draft animal.
4. Biology An encircling structure or bandlike marking, as around the neck of an animal, suggestive of a collar.
5. Any of various ringlike devices used to limit, guide, or secure a machine part.
6. Slang An arrest, as of a criminal.
tr.v. col·lared, col·lar·ing, col·lars
1. To furnish with a collar.
2. Slang
a. To seize or detain.
b. To arrest (a criminal, for example).

[Middle English coler, from Old French colier, from Latin collāre, from collum, neck; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

col′lared adj.
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The weak VHF signal strength of these collars often made it difficult to visually locate collared animals in the field when observations were required to facilitate population estimates, group composition counts, or similar monitoring activities.
"All the collared doves want to do is hang out at the shed," said Chuck Perry of Perry Farms in Yazoo City ( with a chuckle.