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dog tag

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  1. dog tagnoun

    military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck

  2. dog tagnoun

    metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number


  1. dog tagnoun

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

  2. dog tagnoun

    The identification tags worn around the neck by military personnel


  1. Dog tag

    Dog tag is an informal but common term for a specific type of identification tag worn by military personnel. The tags' primary use is for the identification of casualties; they have information about the individual written on them, including identification and essential basic medical information such as blood type and history of inoculations. They often indicate religious preference as well. Dog tags are usually fabricated from a corrosion-resistant metal. They commonly contain two copies of the information, either in the form of a single tag that can be broken in half, or as two identical tags on the same chain. This purposeful duplication allows one tag, or half-tag, to be collected from an individual’s dead body for notification, while the duplicate remains with the corpse if the conditions of battle prevent it from being immediately recovered. The term arose and became popular because of the tags' resemblance to animal registration tags.


  1. dog tag

    A dog tag is a small, flat, metal tag traditionally worn by military personnel around the neck with a chain. It contains vital information such as the wearer's name, rank, serial number, blood type, and religious preference, intended for identification purposes in case the wearer is killed or seriously injured. In a broader context, dog tags can also refer to pet ID tags or any similar identification tags.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dog tag in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dog tag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Cory Goodwin:

    This is such a unique story and the fact that this dog tag was found x amount of years later is astounding, it really is.

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