Definition of antenna:
- A movable, articulated organ of sensation, attached to the heads of insects and Crustacea. There are two in the former, and usually four in the latter. They are used as organs of touch, and in some species of Crustacea the cavity of the ear is situated near the basal joint. In insects, they are popularly called horns, and also feelers. The term in also applied to similar organs on the heads of other arthropods and of annelids.
overture, compound eye, abdomen, gossamer, feeler, cathode ray tube, wire, leg, feelers, proboscis, communications satellite, receiving wire, DAB, camera, advance, pincer, rabbit ears, decoder, segment, radiating wire, forward pass, approach, clock radio, CRT, mandible, cue card, aerial, barbel, transmitting aerial.
A German submarine simply left its home port; attempting to cross the barrage, perhaps at night, it would strike one of these mines, or its antenna; an explosion would crumple it up like so much paper; with its crew it would sink to the bottom; and not a soul, perhaps not even the crew itself, would ever know what had happened to it.- "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.
At length, by means of assiduity and perseverance, we perceived one introducing the posterior part into a cell; we opened the hive, and caught the bee: We saw the egg it had deposited, and by the colour of the thorax, and privation of the right antenna, instantly recognised that it was one of the six that had passed to the vermicular state in the vicinity of the royal cells.- "New observations on the natural history of bees", Francis Huber.
- "The Flying Stingaree", Harold Leland Goodwin.