from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collar, commonly made of leather stuffed with hay or straw, and having creases to receive the hames, placed over a horse's neck and against the shoulder, to bear against in pulling. See cut under harness.


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  • That type of tackle, known as a horse-collar tackle, was made illegal after the season was over.


  • The Pro Bowler was fined $15,000 after Week 1 for making a horse-collar tackle on Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams.

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  • In other Eagles news, quarterback Kevin Kolb has been fined $5,000 for administering a horse-collar tackle, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

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  • I think it was the Falcons 'safety, and it resulted in a pick and K2 drawing a 15 yard penalty for a horse-collar tackle, but what was up with that not being called in the first place?

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  • The NFL loves to continually tweak its rules and policies the "Brady Rule," horse-collar penalties, helmet-to-helmet contact, etc., but few changes are more glaringly necessary than an updated playoff seeding procedure.

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  • But sales were dismal (84,000 total, about half of the projected rate) and critics lambasted its styling (a unique horse-collar grill, among other things), its reliability and overall quality.

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  • •A personal foul will be called for a horse-collar tackle, when a defender grabs a runner inside the back of his shoulder pads and jerks him to the ground.

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  • On Colorado's next possession, Aggies 'linebacker Von Miller was flagged for a horse-collar tackle on Stewart, and the Buffaloes' leading rusher sat out the rest of the game with a broken right fibula.

  • The Cowboys were stopped on two third downs, but kept the ball because of a horse-collar tackle, then a pass interference.

  • When at the Clare election, he conquered the patriots of a previous generation by a slanderous rhetoric, he prepared for Committee Room No. 15 and all that followed.205 In his very genius itself, there was demoralisation, the appeal—as of a tumbler at a fair—to the commonest ear, a grin through a horse-collar.

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