Meaning of rabbit ears

rab'bit ears"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an indoor television antenna consisting of two telescoping, swivel-based aerials.
  2. acute sensitivity to gibes, insults, or sarcasm: Players with rabbit ears are the favorite targets of bench jockeys.
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