from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To behead.
- transitive v. To separate the copies of (a multiple-copy computer printout, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To behead.
- v. To separate the copies of multipart computer printout.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To sever from the neck; to behead; to decapitate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To behead.
- To remove the apex of, as of a shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cut the head of
Latin dēcollāre, dēcollāt- : dē-, de- + collum, neck; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin decollare ("to behead") (Wiktionary)
de- + collate (Wiktionary)