choke chain


Definition of choke chain

: a collar that may be tightened as a noose and that is used especially in training and controlling powerful or stubborn dogs

called also choke collar

Examples of choke chain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why not give the chief executive six years, free him to govern according to his conscience, and put a choke chain on the imperial presidency? Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 13 Aug. 2021 Tight or choke chain collars may damage a dog’s neck hair. Iris Katz,, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of choke chain

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of choke chain was in 1955

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“Choke chain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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