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 Maria's aunt Ethel Kennedy, the family's matriarch at age 94, kept it festive for the holiday in a pair of fuzzy rabbit ears. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 This adorable sign showcases the spirit of the season with pastel gingham, green wreaths, and of course, rabbit ears. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Mar. 2022 The moniker has stuck for McClain, who uses it on his social media accounts and recently released merchandise with a logo drawing inspiration from the cartoon sheriff’s hat and rabbit ears. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 22 Nov. 2021 As more viewers migrate to streaming platforms and fewer are old enough to remember rabbit ears anymore, broadcast networks keep turning to timeworn tactics to survive. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 11 Aug. 2021 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 Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Apr. 2021 The old rabbit ears of yore have been replaced by newer, more powerful antennas that plug into the power outlet and usually come with a portable tuner for a way stronger signal reception.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 See More

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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 19 Aug. 2022.

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