choke collar

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choke collar (plural choke collars)

  1. A dog's collar which tightens itself so as to choke the dog, when it pulls the leash. Used especially for training. W
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess[1]:
      When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.