Definition of sailor collar in US English:

sailor collar


  • A collar cut deep and square at the back, tapering to a V-neck at the front.

    • ‘Although many sailor collars are cut to lie flat, if a little stand is provided in the back, it will provide room for the bulk of the scarf and it will also be a little more becoming, especially to adult figures.’
    • ‘Her navy dress had a white sailor collar and it was wrinkled, not smooth and clean like Gracie's.’
    • ‘She was dressed in the purple skirt, white blouse with purple sailor collar, white socks, and black shoes uniform of the school.’
    • ‘Everyone was wearing the familiar colorful suits with sailor collars and short skirts, but somehow it seemed perfectly normal.’