rabbit ears

plural noun

Definition of rabbit ears

: an indoor dipole television antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape

Examples of rabbit ears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second spot shows images of Biden stammering and fumbling inside an old television set with rabbit ears. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Trump's Biden problem: People don’t hate him like they did Hillary Clinton," 24 June 2020 Alas, the digs were decidedly Bohemian, and my connection to Rupp Arena would have to be a 12-inch black-and-white, rabbit ears pulling in Brent Musburger and Billy Packer from Kentucky. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Why do I love sports? Because in 1985, Villanova's perfect game toppled the Georgetown dynasty," 4 June 2020 Eat another pair of chocolate rabbit ears and all the orange jellybeans. Beth Segal, cleveland, "How to nest in place and still have an excellent Easter (recipes)," 10 Apr. 2020 To make sure they were arranged evenly, Oshiro showed me how to start with two petals opposite one another, looking kind of like rabbit ears. Washington Post, "Easy-to-make flowers for traditional Japanese hair ornaments," 11 Dec. 2019 As Price was talking, Fiodorow gave her rabbit ears behind her head. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Priceless: Behind Price, US wins 1st world gold in hammer," 28 Sep. 2019 Few professional sports teams have rabbit ears the size of the ones on Portland’s NBA organization. oregonlive.com, "Canzano: Las Vegas doesn’t hate the Trail Blazers... it just likes money a lot more," 23 Aug. 2019 Some people see rabbit ears, while some are seeing a bird’s beak. Ricky Pinela, orlandosentinel.com, "Bird or rabbit? This real-life optical illusion is confusing a lot of people," 22 Aug. 2019 The leading picture of the topic portrays three cartoon girls with rabbit ears and miniskirts. Youyou Zhou, Quartz, "China’s fan-girl culture is mobilizing against the Hong Kong protests," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rabbit ears

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Rabbit ears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabbit%20ears. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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