satellite dish


Definition of satellite dish

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

Examples of satellite dish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the ministry, an international mobile network provider has set up an interim system on Tongatapu using a satellite dish, which could restore 2G connections. Rhea Mogul, Teele Rebane And Eric Cheung, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 On December 31, Taylor posted a photo of five cats curled up on his self-heating satellite dish on Twitter. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Jan. 2022 The fish is placed in a glass baking dish with apricots and fresh walnuts, and then the whole thing is suspended above an enormous mirrored structure that looks like a satellite dish. Ann Abel, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 The almost entirely wireless television is a large screen that can be installed swiftly and only requires internet to work – dispensing with the need for a satellite dish or cable box. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 7 Oct. 2021 Several trucks, including a truck with a satellite dish, were parked at the Catholic university in suburban Delhi Township on Monday evening. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 20 July 2021 The hardware required to use the Starlink service includes a small satellite dish, a Wi-Fi router, power supply, cables and mounting tripod, which the company provides at the cost of €499, with €59 charged for shipping. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, 1 June 2021 As explained by intelligence experts, to launch an attack, a satellite dish mounted on a small van could possibly be used to direct microwave beams at a target — through walls and windows, and from as far away as a couple of miles. Néstor T. Carbonell, National Review, 11 May 2021 Beta testers pay $500 for a satellite dish and modem to connect to the service and then are billed $99 a month for unlimited access., 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of satellite dish

1962, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2022

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“Satellite dish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for satellite dish

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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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