Don't confuse this coll-,col-, "neck" unit with the following -cole, -cola, -coles (living among, dwelling in); cole-, coleo- (sheath, scabbard, vagina); collo-, coll- (glue); colo-, col- (colon, large intestine); and colon-, coln- (farm, settlement) units.
2. A special acknowledgment; an award: Mack was very pleased with the accolade which he received at the university when he received the honorary degree.
3. A ceremonial bestowal of knighthood; a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword or formerly by an embrace, done during the ceremony of conferring knighthood: The squire knelt before the king and received an accolade, rising as a knight, Sir William Belt.
4. Etymology: from French, acolada from Vulgar Latin accollare, from Latin ad-, "to" plus collum, "neck".
The original sense is of an embrace around the neck or the tapping of a sword on the shoulders to confer knighthood; then the extended meaning became "praise, award".
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2. A leather, plastic, fabric, or metal band placed around the neck of an animal to identify it or attach it to a lead or leash.
3. An area around the neck of a bird, or an animal, that has a color or marking different from the rest its body.
4. The cushioned ring or other part of a harness that presses against a draft animal's shoulders.
5. A ring-shaped device or part on a shaft that guides, seats, or restricts another mechanical part.
6. A close-fitting necklace or one that lies flat over the shoulders.
7. A cut of meat, especially bacon, taken from an animal's neck.
2. To make an arrest for a criminal act: The police officer collared and arrested the bank robber just as he was leaving the bank.
The collar bone ends at the sternum, forming one side of the sternoclavicular joint; where it ends at the shoulder, there forming one side of the acromioclavicular joint.
It is virtually pathognomonic of late syphilis; that is, decisively characteristic of a disease or indicating a disease with certainty.
Cross references related to "neck, throat" word families: cervic-; esophag-; guttur-; laryng-; nuch-; trachel-.