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radio collar

a neck band equipped with a small radio transmitter and attached to an animal for tracking its movement in the wild.


[rey-dee-oh-kol-er] /ˈreɪ di oʊˌkɒl ər/
verb (used with object)
to attach a radio collar to (an animal). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The wolf team badly needs to get a radio collar on one of these wolves, but three weeks of attempted trapping go by in vain.
  • Each relocated bear will be monitored with a radio collar.
  • They also put a radio collar around her soft, furry neck.
  • Each radio collar works off a unique frequency, determining the general location of individual elk.
  • The purpose of the work is to radio collar a percentage of the population of cats and track movements.
  • Each radio collar is also fitted with a mortality sensor.
  • We fixed a radio collar to the adult and immediately released both individuals together back into the forest canopy.
  • Both pups were too small to radio collar and were released unharmed.
  • Each was also fitted with a radio collar and released back into the wild.
  • Hunters are asked not to shoot bears wearing a radio collar.

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