electronic collar


Definition of electronic collar

1 : a collar that is placed on an animal (such as a wild animal or a hunting dog) and that transmits an electronic signal which can be used for tracking Female bears that have been outfitted with an electronic collar as part of a study being done by Colorado Parks and Wildlife are starting to move …— Dale Rodebaugh
2 : a collar used chiefly on a dog that typically delivers a mild shock or sometimes a vibration or sound upon receiving a signal from a remote transmitter and is used especially to train a dog to respond to commands, stop unwanted behaviors, or confine itself to a fixed perimeter … the dog was wearing an electronic collar designed to keep it in the yard, police said.— Ben Weathers Trainers sometimes use electronic collars to control nuisance barking.— David Butler

First Known Use of electronic collar

1960, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Electronic collar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20collar. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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