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Leads and collars for dogs

choke chain

noun

a chain around a dog’s neck that becomes tighter as the dog pulls away

coat

noun

a piece of thick cloth that is put on a dog’s back to keep it warm outside in winter

collar

noun

a thin piece of leather or plastic that a dog or cat wears around its neck

dog collar

noun

a collar around a dog’s neck that you can fasten to a lead (=a long piece of rope, leather etc)

flea collar

noun

a collar for a pet dog or cat that keeps fleas away

lead

noun

a long narrow piece of leather, chain etc that you fasten to the collar around a dog’s neck in order to control the dog. The usual American word is leash

leash

noun

a lead for a dog

muzzle

noun

something that you put around the nose and mouth of a dog to prevent it from biting people

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