radio collar

noun

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

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radio-collar \ˈrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈkä-​lər \ transitive verb

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Lights and noisemakers, some of them activated by radio collars on wolves, can frighten off the canids. Kale Williams, OregonLive.com, "As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks," 10 June 2018 About 50 wolves are currently fitted with radio collars in Wisconsin, Walter said. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: With at least 900 wolves in the state, it's time to gauge public attitudes again," 6 June 2018 The bears were both ear tagged and radio collared before their release. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Orphaned bear cubs spent a year at Garden City rehab. Watch them return to the wild.," 9 July 2017 Officials were scrambling to find this female Mexican gray wolf that crossed the border, but her tracking radio collar was broken. Alex Devoid, azcentral, "Can Mexican gray wolves survive in Mexico? Ranchers, advocates square off in familiar debate," 13 May 2018 Weiss believes the predators, none of which had radio collars, were gunned down. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wolves in Northern California aren’t just loping through anymore; they’re here to stay," 9 May 2018 An Indian tigress wearing a radio collar wades through a river after being released by wildlife workers in Storekhali forest in the Sundarbans, some 130 kilometers south of Kolkata, in 2010. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Global warming puts nearly half of species in key places at risk: report," 13 Mar. 2018 The mountain lion appears to be wearing a radio collar, and may have been spotted in the area since the confrontation at the Allen home, according to FOX 31. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Colorado family saves dog attacked by mountain lion," 8 Mar. 2018 Touch and see polar bear artifacts like a pelt and radio collar; make a polar bear craft to take home, and learn more about how climate change affects wild polar bears. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wauwatosa-Elm Grove-Brookfield: A polar bear will be doing the Groundhog Day prediction at the zoo," 22 Jan. 2018

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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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