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[bat-eerd] /ˈbætˌɪərd/
(of a dog or other canid) having large, erect ears rounded at the top, resembling those of a bat.
Origin of bat-eared
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Turn him into those pigpens at the rear," advised the bat-eared clerk.

  • 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
  • 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

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