rabbit ears

IPA: rˈæbʌtˈɪrz

noun

  • An indoor dipole antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape.

rabbit-ears

IPA: rˈæbˈɪtˈɪrz

Root Word: rabbit-eared

adjective

  • Having ears resembling those of a rabbit

Examples of "rabbit-ears" in Sentences

  • I've always wanted a "rabbit-ears" coach gun, but not any picathingies.
  • She says: When I had braces, my family wired my headgear to rabbit-ears and shortwave radios to pull in distant signals.
  • When the first episode aired last fall, "we all gathered the cast and writers and watched on a TV with a rabbit-ears antenna," Fuller remembers.
  • A city-dweller might be an appropriate user, though, because the rabbit-ears would work fine with a bit of fiddling in a setting with strong signals.
  • A city-dweller might be an appropriate user, though, because the rabbit-ears would work fine (with a bit of fiddling) in a setting with strong signals.
  • Most businesses bars being the notable exception have no need for TV in the workplace outside of storm season, and rabbit-ears work just fine for that.
  • Rob Pegoraro: Hmm. You could try going with a less fancy, lower-end model: I have a $13 Radio Shack rabbit-ears antenna plugged into my HDTV downstairs.
  • Over-the-air broadcasting is one thing; it's free to anyone with a TV set and some rabbit-ears, but cable requires a subscription and a contract; it's like the difference between skywriting and a magazine subscription.
  • If you're from the WW II, Silent, Boomer or GenX generations, your daily ritual probably includes a cup of joe, a comfortable sit and a morning paper which means, like rabbit-ears TV and the paper-boy, your time is coming to an end.

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