radio collar


Definition of 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

Other Words from radio collar

radio-collar \ ˈrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈkä-​lər How to pronounce radio collar (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of radio collar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The radio collar ultimately stopped providing a signal, but the cougar is presumed to have moved into Ontario eastward, then down into Connecticut, where it was hit by a car and killed — about 2,000 miles of travel from its original home. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 31 Dec. 2021 In June, 2020, he was briefly detained by a biologist from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and fitted with a purple radio collar, so his movements from then on were tracked as closely as a teen-ager’s using Life360. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2021 The wolf was born near Mt. Hood and later fitted with a radio collar, which recorded points on his journey south. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2021 Association officials said at the time that the fact that OR-93’s radio collar had quit emitting signals didn’t necessarily mean that the wolf wasn’t still prowling the area in search of a meal. Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2021 After being outfitted with a radio collar a year later, he was captured traveling to California's Central Coast — the first wolf to be reported there in hundreds of years, said Amaroq Weiss, an advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2021 Each already had an identifying microchip inserted in its nose, a tattoo on the inner lip, tags in both ears and a radio collar fitted around the neck to track its movements by G.P.S. New York Times, 23 July 2021 Aussie Ark monitors the devils through surveys, radio collar transmitters and camera traps, Faulkner said. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 Lemon said the radio collar from the animal was returned to the park. Matthew Brown, Star Tribune, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of radio collar

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio collar was in 1964

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8 Jan 2022

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“Radio collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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