flea collar

noun

: a collar for animals (such as dogs and cats) that contains insecticide for killing fleas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web USA Today write that your pet's flea collar may be deadly. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2021 Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021 Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021 Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021 Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021 And a popular flea collar has been linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2021 Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021 Read also:Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flea collar was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Flea collar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flea%20collar. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

flea collar

noun

: a collar for dogs and cats that contains insecticide to kill fleas

Medical Definition

flea collar

noun

flea col·​lar -ˌkäl-ər How to pronounce flea collar (audio)
: a collar for animals that contains insecticide for killing fleas
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