[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bat-eared

  • "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