horse collar

horse-collar

[hawrs-kol-er] Slang.
noun
1.
(especially in baseball) a score of zero.
verb (used with object)
2.
to prevent (an opposing baseball team or batter) from scoring or making a base hit.
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horse collar

device of leather, or leather and metal, encircling a horse's neck, to which traces are attached, used to hitch the animal to a wagon or plow. A Dutch collar consists of a broad band across the chest and a narrow band over the withers; traces are attached to the broad band. A hames collar is heavily padded; iron projections (hames) at its top contain eyepieces for the traces.

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