rabbit ears

plural noun

Definition of rabbit ears

: an indoor dipole television antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape

Examples of rabbit ears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make sure they were arranged evenly, Oshiro showed me how to start with two petals opposite one another, looking kind of like rabbit ears. Washington Post, "Easy-to-make flowers for traditional Japanese hair ornaments," 11 Dec. 2019 As Price was talking, Fiodorow gave her rabbit ears behind her head. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Priceless: Behind Price, US wins 1st world gold in hammer," 28 Sep. 2019 Few professional sports teams have rabbit ears the size of the ones on Portland’s NBA organization. oregonlive.com, "Canzano: Las Vegas doesn’t hate the Trail Blazers... it just likes money a lot more," 23 Aug. 2019 Some people see rabbit ears, while some are seeing a bird’s beak. Ricky Pinela, orlandosentinel.com, "Bird or rabbit? This real-life optical illusion is confusing a lot of people," 22 Aug. 2019 The leading picture of the topic portrays three cartoon girls with rabbit ears and miniskirts. Youyou Zhou, Quartz, "China’s fan-girl culture is mobilizing against the Hong Kong protests," 18 Aug. 2019 One picks his nose; another makes rabbit ears behind his brother. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Beasts, monsters and a master artistic storyteller," 31 July 2019 The Cauldron when the other team's keeper has rabbit ears. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Herrera's gone, what's next for Royals and worrisome about Chiefs," 19 June 2018 Apparently most respondents would rather surf the web while using rabbit ears to watch local TV. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Air conditioning or a charged cellphone: Survey asks which you'd rather have after a hurricane," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of rabbit ears

1952, in the meaning defined above

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23 Dec 2019

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“Rabbit ears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://www.tvthemovie.com/dictionary/rabbit%20ears. Accessed 15 Feb. 2020.

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