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The handle-shaped part of a telephone, containing the receiver and transmitter and often a dial or push buttons.
(Telecommunications) a telephone mouthpiece and earpiece mounted so that they can be held simultaneously to mouth and ear
hand•set(n. ˈhændˌsɛt; adj. -ˈsɛt, -ˌsɛt)
1. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.adj.
2. (of type) set by hand.
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|Noun||1.||handset - telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle|
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"