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.

  1. 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

Words Nearby dog collar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dog collar in a sentence

  • In a flash, he had torn the little rectangular brass plate from the dog collar.

    The Day Time Stopped Moving | Bradner Buckner
  • I don't know if her husband chains her up at night, but she had a something like a brass dog-collar round her neck.

    Mated from the Morgue | John Augustus O'Shea
  • But pink was her favourite colour, and here was the very thing, a dog-collar of beautiful coral with a pearl clasp.

    Arundel | Edward Frederic Benson
  • When we reached the cabin he fastened a heavy dog-collar round Cubby's neck and snapped a chain to it.

    The Young Forester | Zane Grey
  • She was wearing the famous Lee-Satterlee dog collar, and her hair had been carefully dressed for the occasion.

    Tutors' Lane | Wilmarth Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for dog collar

dog collar

  1. a collar for a dog

  2. an informal name for a clerical collar

  1. informal a tight-fitting necklace

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