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dog collar

a collar used to restrain or identify a dog.
Informal. a close-fitting necklace, as a wide band covered with or composed of precious or semiprecious stones; choker.
Slang. a collar of the type worn by some clergymen, priests, etc., having the opening at the back; clerical collar.
Origin of dog collar
First recorded in 1515-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We ought to have told them to get a present for the dog—collar and chain.

  • Your Committee don't want to get "mashed" on some ethereal creature whose belt is not big enough for a dog collar.

    Peck's Sunshine George W. Peck
  • In a flash, he had torn the little rectangular brass plate from the dog collar.

    The Day Time Stopped Moving Bradner Buckner
  • She was wearing the famous Lee-Satterlee dog collar, and her hair had been carefully dressed for the occasion.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • He slipped a dog collar around Pinocchio's neck and tightened it so that it would not come off.

    The Adventures of Pinocchio C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
British Dictionary definitions for dog collar

dog collar

a collar for a dog
an informal name for a clerical collar
(informal) a tight-fitting necklace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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