Definition of identification tag in English:

identification tag


North American
  • A tag worn by or attached to a person or thing that bears their name or other identifying details.

    ‘get an identification tag for your dog's collar’
    • ‘They follow us home from the library via a radio-frequency identification tag.’
    • ‘Others use cat collars to hold identification tags in case the animal gets lost.’
    • ‘Do keep identification tags updated in the event your dog runs away.’
    • ‘Diabetic identification tags or bracelets should be worn.’
    • ‘Their bags and personal items were moved from the patient bus to the baggage storage area, often without identification tags.’
    • ‘Although the tags cost £3 each they can double as a secondary livestock identification tag, he suggested.’
    • ‘Although identification tags are mandatory, contractor uniforms are optional.’
    • ‘I accompanied Joseph's body to the morgue at the District Hospital, Carlow where I placed identification tags on his wrists and ankle.’
    • ‘After recording the physical aspects of the visiting birds, identification tags are attached to the birds to facilitate future observation.’
    • ‘Retailers are excited about radio-frequency identification tags (RFID), which many are studying as a way to track inventory.’