Definition of choke chain in English:

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choke chain


A chain formed into a loop by passing one end through a ring on the other, placed around a dog’s neck to exert control by causing pressure on the windpipe when the dog pulls.
Example sentences
  • MAX the dog was gasping for breath with a choke chain getting tighter round his neck - and his owner could only watch helplessly.
  • I felt choked, as if someone had just placed a choke chain around my neck.
  • Vet Monique Strange, who runs the Companion Care surgery with husband Malcolm Rose in Cambridge, said: ‘I've heard of dogs swallowing some strange things, but never a choke chain.’

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Syllabification: choke chain

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