whip antenna


: a flexible vertical rod radio antenna

Examples of whip antenna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crewman Reinhard was stationed at a side door and prepared to cut the whip antenna according to a new procedure. Andy Saunders, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2021 Weighing half a gram, the radio transmitter was about the size of an M&M, with a whip antenna about five inches long. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whip antenna was in 1942

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“Whip antenna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whip%20antenna. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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