satellite dish


Definition of satellite dish

: a microwave dish for receiving usually television transmissions from an orbiting satellite

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In Mexico, Viasat has installed satellite dishes and other gear in sites within walking distance of 1.5 million people. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Viasat expands Community Wi-Fi into Brazil to help close the digital divide," 12 July 2019 That’s when the man jumped onto the satellite dish and tried to pull it off a pole. Bob Sandrick,, "Man throws patio chairs in yard on Grosse Drive; two dogs attack another dog on Stonecrest Drive: Brook Park police blotter," 29 Aug. 2019 Like the Fates pinching the thread of life, a robotic arm unspooled a thin copper wire for a self-assembling satellite dish. Wired, "The Best Place to Make Undersea Cables Might Be ... in Space," 11 Sep. 2019 Fewer Palestinians are watching the series because satellite dishes are more common in Palestinian homes than cable TV, but those who did also had painful memories. New York Times, "HBO Drama Revives a National Trauma for Israel," 27 Aug. 2019 Only a small group of people using satellite dish networks have access to TV news channels. Fahad Shah / Srinagar, Time, "‘Anxiety Fills the Air.' What It's Like Inside Kashmir When All Communication With the Outside World Is Cut Off," 7 Aug. 2019 Dish already was retraining service technicians who installed satellite dishes to handle wireless equipment. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Dish wireless — a result of T-Mobile, Sprint merger — could give metro Denver a second shot at telecom glory," 31 July 2019 Within a few years, satellite dishes were popping up on homes, particularly in rural areas that were not served by a traditional cable company. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "AT&T renames DirecTV streaming service AT&T TV Now," 30 July 2019 Within a few years, satellite dishes were popping up on homes, particularly in rural areas that were not served by a traditional cable company. Dallas News, "AT&T renames its DirecTV streaming service AT&T TV Now," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of satellite dish

1962, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of satellite dish

: a device that is shaped like a large dish and that receives television signals from a satellite high above the earth

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Kids Definition of satellite dish

: a bowl-shaped antenna for receiving transmissions (as of television programs) from a satellite orbiting the earth

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