satellite dish

noun

Definition of satellite dish

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

First Known Use of satellite dish

1978


SATELLITE DISH Defined for English Language Learners

satellite dish

noun

Definition of satellite dish for English Language Learners

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


SATELLITE DISH Defined for Kids

satellite dish

noun

Definition of satellite dish for Students

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

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