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hand·set

 (hănd′sĕt′)
n.
The handle-shaped part of a telephone, containing the receiver and transmitter and often a dial or push buttons.

handset

(ˈhændˌsɛt)
n
(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)
n.
1. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.
adj.
2. (of type) set by hand.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.handset - telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handlehandset - 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"
phone, telephone, telephone set - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
Translations

handset

[ˈhændset] N (Telec) → aparato m, auricular m

handset

[ˈhændsɛt] n [telephone] → combiné mhands-free [ˌhændzˈfriː] adj [equipment, phone] → mains libres inv

handset

[ˈhændsɛt] n (Telec) → ricevitore m
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