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Definition of dog tag in English:

noun

1A metal tag attached to a dog’s collar, typically giving its name and owner’s address.
Example sentences
  • But last month, Beryl received a phone call from a woman in Southport who said she had found Toby: he was still wearing his dog tag and collar.
  • There was a glint of silver in her collar; a dog tag.
  • Each copy also has a dog tag and doggie-snack (hence the name of the book) attached to the cover, to lure your lost pet home.
1.1North American informal A soldier’s metal identity tag.
Example sentences
  • They have developed an identity medal that is fashioned after a military dog tag.
  • An American businessman who had visited the regional military museum here in Dandong reported that he had seen a metal identification tag or dog tag.
  • The government recently contracted with four private companies to reinvent the dog tag, which has changed little since the armed forces made wearing them mandatory in 1913.

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