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|part of speech:
||a metal device that sends or receives electromagnetic signals.
Since the antenna broke on our car, we haven't been able to get our favorite station on the radio.
- similar words:
- aerial, dish
||a thin, sensitive appendage on the head of an insect or crustacean, used to feel with.
The word antenna
is a Latin word for a long pole that sticks up from a ship's sail. "Antenna" entered the English language as a word for the feelers of insects in the 1300s.