satellite dish

noun

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 Exodatum placed the Starlink satellite dish/user terminal on a picnic table outside the house, temporarily until it gets mounted on the roof. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "SpaceX Starlink has some hiccups as expected, but users are impressed," 12 Nov. 2020 The house is older with curling shingles and vines growing on the roof wrapping around a satellite dish. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "These 13 men were charged with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer: Here's what we know," 9 Oct. 2020 The place came with a broken satellite dish that picked up three channels, one of which showed British poker nonstop. Brendan I. Koerner, Wired, "The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart," 21 Sep. 2020 The weapon, which looks like a satellite dish perched on a vehicle, showed promising results. Tim Elfrink, Washington Post, "Safety and ethics worries sidelined a ‘heat ray’ for years. The feds asked about using it on protesters.," 17 Sep. 2020 But, because DirecTV would prefer to sell you a satellite dish, not everybody is eligible for the service. cleveland, "How to watch live NFL games in 2020 without cable," 10 Sep. 2020 The Hawkeye is a command-and-control type aircraft with twin turboprops and a distinctive satellite dish affixed to the top of it. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Pentagon releases updated report on China’s growing military power," 1 Sep. 2020 The world’s largest fully-steerable radio telescope is here too, a mountain-sized white satellite dish atop a construction crane that is visible from most anywhere in the northern part of the county. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020 The world’s largest fully-steerable radio telescope is here too, a mountain-sized white satellite dish atop a construction crane that is visible from most anywhere in the northern part of the county. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of satellite dish

1962, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Satellite dish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satellite%20dish. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for satellite dish

satellite dish

noun

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

satellite dish

noun

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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