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clerical collar

a stiff, narrow, bandlike white collar fastened at the back of the neck, worn by certain clerics.
Also called reversed collar, Roman collar.
Origin of clerical collar
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mallory lunged at him, and seized him by his reversed collar.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • Her daughter occupied the undivided half of a tete-a-tete chair with a blond athlete in a clerical coat and a reversed collar.

    A Fool For Love Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for reversed collar

clerical collar

a stiff white collar with no opening at the front that buttons at the back of the neck; the distinctive mark of the clergy in certain Churches Informal name dog collar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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