dog collar

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  1. a collar used to restrain or identify a dog.
  2. Informal. a close-fitting necklace, as a wide band covered with or composed of precious or semiprecious stones; choker.
  3. 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for dog collar

dog collar

  1. a collar for a dog
  2. an informal name for a clerical collar
  3. informal a tight-fitting necklace
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