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 big golden bunny wasn’t on hand at Oracle Park as the Giants earned their seventh win in eight home games, but at a clump of fans was spotted wearing rabbit ears. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Apr. 2021 The old rabbit ears of yore have been replaced by newer, more powerful antennas that plug into the power outlet and usually come with a portable tuner for a way stronger signal reception. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, 31 Oct. 2020 Exhibited near the Zócalo, the critters delightfully go against nature with multiple, disparate parts—say, eagle talons, butterfly wings, leopard legs, and rabbit ears—merged into a single fantastic creature. Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, 19 Oct. 2020 This doesn’t look like a typical rabbit ears antenna — it’s a flat, plastic device that mounted on the wall behind my TV discreetly. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2020 The old rabbit ears of years ago have been greatly improved since. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, 7 July 2020 The second spot shows images of Biden stammering and fumbling inside an old television set with rabbit ears. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, 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, 4 June 2020 Eat another pair of chocolate rabbit ears and all the orange jellybeans. Beth Segal, cleveland, 10 Apr. 2020

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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 22 Jun. 2021.

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