radio collar


: a collar with an attached radio transmitter that is put on an animal so that its movements in its natural habitat can be remotely monitored
radio-collar transitive verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, an endangered subspecies that weighs less than an ounce, that means using a radio collar that weighs about as much as three raindrops. Nala Rogers, Discover Magazine, 1 Oct. 2019 The California Cattlemen’s Assn., which had been keeping track of the wolf’s progress in weekly bulletins, decided not to announce that OR-93’s radio collar had gone silent. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2021 Last October, a gray wolf with a purple radio collar was spotted wandering in the mountains about 50 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. Curbed, 12 Jan. 2022 Researchers from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area captured P-81 in March 2020 and equipped him with a radio collar. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 28 Jan. 2023 The night before his capture, an anonymous caller had reported a vehicle collision with a mountain lion a few blocks south of Griffith Park, and P-22’s radio collar placed him nearby, officials said. Hamed Aleazizstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2022 But the radio collar data show that the mice spend most of their time within 9 meters of the stream’s edge, so thinning operations could probably go much closer to the stream without harming the mice, said Chambers. Nala Rogers, Discover Magazine, 1 Oct. 2019 The next day Sadie, a bobcat wearing a radio collar, was found dead in a wash. Kye Graves, The Arizona Republic, 19 Oct. 2022 This undated photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a wolf of the Teanaway Pack fitted with a radio collar in the Teanaway area of Washington's Central Cascades in Washington state. CBS News, 11 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of radio collar was in 1964

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“Radio collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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