There are some electrical specifications specifically designed for multi-master protocols such as CAN, I2C, 1-Wire, etc. which are classified under CSMA/CD networks.
However, RS485 has a push pull output (with a current limit guard) so when two masters are started sending data at the same time, both frames will be corrupted and the re-transmission should be handled by the protocol stack. RS485 can be classified under CSMA/CA networks.
Is only protocols implemented on top of CSMA/CD networks considered as "multi master protocols" or can any protocol on CSMA/CA network that somehow implements handshake (ACK) and re-transmission features be considered as a "multi master protocol"?
Specifically, is implementing a multi-master protocol on top of RS-485 possible, or is it considered only a workaround because of the inability of collision detection nature of the bus?