Ya·​gi ˈyä-gē How to pronounce Yagi (audio) ˈya- How to pronounce Yagi (audio)
variants or less commonly yagi
: a highly directional and selective shortwave antenna consisting of a horizontal conductor of one or two dipoles connected with the receiver or transmitter and of a set of nearly equal insulated dipoles parallel to and on a level with the horizontal conductor

Examples of Yagi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photograph: Yagi Studio/Getty Images The spread of misinformation is a massive problem online, and generative AI is only helping boost the creation of inauthentic or real-but-repurposed media. WIRED, 25 Oct. 2023 Using a small Yagi antenna, a low-noise amplifier, and some other gear, HAM radio aficionados should be able to pick up Sprite signals as well. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Mar. 2014

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Word History


Hidetsugu Yagi †1976 Japanese engineer

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yagi was in 1943

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“Yagi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yagi. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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