dog collar


Definition of dog collar 

1 : a collar for a dog

2 slang : clerical collar

3 : a wide flexible snug-fitting necklace

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Synonyms for dog collar


choker, collar, lei, necklace

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Examples of dog collar in a Sentence

a gala at which one can expect to see a number of trophy wives wearing diamond-encrusted dog collars

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In England, there’s even something for the fashion crowd: Leeds Castle, in Kent, has a collection of dog collars dating to the 15th century. Laura M. Holson, New York Times, "That Shaggy Mutt? At Dog Museums, Our Drooling Companions Are the Stars," 22 Apr. 2018 Joseph Myhre had used even an electric dog collar to shock his son and daughter. Maria Panaritis,, "Abbie Newman and Beth Sturman want to rescue Pa. kids from domestic violence. Let's hope they find a way | Maria Panaritis," 19 Apr. 2018 Exhibits include photographs by William Wegman, sculptures by Mary Engel and Kathy Ruttenberg, and unique collections like rare antique dog collars and antique Steiff dog hand puppets. Laurie Wilson,, "New museum unleashed in the Berkshires," 22 Mar. 2018 Sitting next to us were two chubby goth men, one holding his skinny wife on a leash with a dog collar. Gigi Engle, Marie Claire, "Leather Harnesses, Ball Gags, and Furries Galore: My Weekend at a Fetish Convention," 15 Sep. 2017 How about an Alexa-powered dog collar or backyard umbrella? Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Do we really need an Alexa-powered toilet?," 11 Jan. 2018 In addition to being waterboarded, the Ammar character in the movie is also forced to wear a dog collar and is stuffed in a coffin-like box. miamiherald, "Who has more info: Guantánamo lawyers or Hollywood? | Miami Herald," 30 Aug. 2013 Wilson made Pilar wear a dog collar and tied the leash to the bed frame, the report said. Sun Sentinel Staff,, "18 years later, suspect convicted of killing 4-year-old girl," 25 Oct. 2017 There is also an abundance of art to be bought, from salmon leather skin wallets to Arctic-themed dog collars. Alaska Dispatch News, "Here are 10 fun things to do this week in Anchorage and beyond," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dog collar

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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