(of a dog or other canid) having large, erect ears rounded at the top, resembling those of a bat.
With trunks eagerly outstretched as if seeking to grip something, the huge, bat-eared heads heaved themselves up.
In the Morning of Time Charles G. D. Roberts
“Turn him into those pigpens at the rear,” advised the bat-eared clerk.
Where the Pavement Ends John Russell
I got four pigeon-toed, bow-legged, bat-eared Moonstoners down in that meadow, just itchin’ mad to cut loose.
Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
- Bat-eared fox
Cape fox. a fox, Vulpes chama, inhabiting dry areas of southern Africa and having large pointed ears, silvery gray coat, and a bushy tail with a black tip.
any of the flat-bodied, marine fishes of the family Ogcocephalidae, as Ogcocephalus vespertilio, common in the southern Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S. a stingray, Aetobatis californicus, found off the coast of California. noun (pl) -fish, -fishes any angler of the family Ogcocephalidae, having a flattened scaleless body and moving on the sea floor by […]
to catch birds at night by dazzling them with a light and then capturing them in a net. verb (intransitive) to catch birds by temporarily blinding them with light
- Bat girl
a girl or young woman who takes care of the bats and sometimes other equipment of a team. Historical Examples She had recently read a very horrible tale entitled “The bat girl.” Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore Pauline Lester