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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. 2014.
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  • The original purpose of the radio-collar--to study the behavior of pigs when flushed by dogs--had been forgotten.
  • Described as healthy, he was tranquilized and fitted with a radio-collar by which he could be tracked by satellite, and released.
  • Once trapped, the bears are anesthetized to allow wildlife biologists to radio-collar and collect scientific samples for study.

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