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  1. (of a dog or other canid) having large, erect ears rounded at the top, resembling those of a bat.
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Origin of bat-eared

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bat-eared

Historical Examples

  • "Turn him into those pigpens at the rear," advised the bat-eared clerk.

    Where the Pavement Ends

    John Russell

  • 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