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ear tag

an identification tag fastened to the ear of an animal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She has a yellow ear tag for identification, but he doesn't check it.
  • Identification ear tag applicator devices are considered a hand tool and subject to tax.
  • The animal is also given a unique, permanent identification number, usually an ear tag.
  • Any grade animal shall be identified by an ear tag or tattoo.
  • At the holding pen five of the pronghorn were fitted with radio transmitters while all of the animals received a colored ear tag.
  • If a squirrel is found in a nest box, biologists capture the squirrel with a holding device and give it an ear tag.
  • Each animal examined needs to be issued an official identification ear tag.

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