- 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
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But I expect it'll just be my luck to win a dog-collar or a muzzle.
A dog-collar gentleman, I must explain, is Authority Incarnate.Caught by the Turks
If her age were betrayed by her neck, the dog-collar of pearls concealed the ravage.What Will People Say?
A glittering comb topped her high white pompadour, and a dog-collar of diamonds encircled her wrinkled neck.Quin
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A policeman, of the "dog-collar" species, seemed particularly interested in them.Eastern Nights - and Flights
- a collar for a dog
- an informal name for a clerical collar
- informal a tight-fitting necklace
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