Definition of Dog tag

1. Noun. Military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck.

Generic synonyms: Tag, Ticket

2. Noun. Metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number.
Generic synonyms: Tag, Ticket

Definition of Dog tag

1. Noun. A small metal disk, attached to a dog's collar, containing identification information ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) The identification tags worn around the neck by military personnel ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dog Tag

dog person
dog pound
dog racing
dog rose
dog roses
dog scooter
dog scooters
dog show
dog sled
dog sleep
dog sleigh
dog slow
dog soldier
dog stinkhorn
dog tag (current term)
dog tags
dog tired
dog unit
dog violet
dog watch
dog watches
dog whelk
dog whistle
dog whistle politics
dog wrench
dog year
dog years

Literary usage of Dog tag

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1. M. I. A.: Accounting for the Missing in Southeast Asia by Paul D. Mather (1995)
"By 10 December 1991, the DIA had recorded 6591 "dog tag" reports which ... Analysis of these reports showed that 91 percent of the "dog tag" names were ..."

2. A Complete Encyclopedia of Virginia Law: Being a Concise But Complete by Samuel Need Hurst (1922)
"dog tag and collar DOGS 4. When dog may run at large 5. ... dog tag and collar.—On payment, the party is given a receipt, and a metal licence tag, ..."

3. Supplement to Second Edition of Kerr's Cyclopedic California Codes by James Manford Kerr (1922)
"[Dog-tag or license.] It shall be unlawful for any person to suffer or permit anv dog owned, harbored or controlled by him, to run at large unless said dog ..."

4. Accounting for Pow/Mias from the Korean War and the Vietnam War: Hearing edited by Robert K. Dornan (1998)
"They, in fact, had extensive charts on the wall to show how one report of remains or a dog tag might be related to another report. ..."

5. Terrorism: U.S.-Russian Workshop Proceedings by Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk (2004)
"This device will hold the patient medical record, including images, lab tests, and audio up to 80 MB on a dog tag-like device that can be worn on a chain ..."

6. Our English: A Textbook in Composition and Grammar by Mary Fontaine Laidley (1922)
"The enemy took his dog-tag, his notebooks, his money, and his letters. 11. The noisy car rattled past the window. 12. The large dog snarled angrily at the ..."

7. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"I received a briefing on those dog tag ID's and how it works out. I was very intrigued by it because having that medical record and being able to take that ..."

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