telephone receiver


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Noun1.telephone receiver - earphone that converts electrical signals into soundstelephone receiver - earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone - electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear; "it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked"
headset - receiver consisting of a pair of headphones
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"
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The station-master at Crewe unhooked his telephone receiver and rang up Liverpool.
just as he had heard it in the telephone receiver, sounded in his ears the words, "On my honor as a gentleman.
One took up a telephone receiver, looked at it blankly, and put it down again.
she seized the telephone receiver and gave her number.
Gary grabbed the phone receiver from my hand, and hit me in the face with the telephone receiver three or four times.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Corded Telephone Receiver Set With Caller Id Speaker
And a few days before, she was sprawled across a piano, singing into a telephone receiver with her hairdresser friend Ken Paves.
Other details providing rich material for the conspiracy theorists included the identity card mislaid by one of the Kouachi brothers and the telephone receiver not properly put back on its hook at the supermarket where gunman Amedy Coulibaly killed four people during a hostage siege two days later.
If they get into 4 wheel drives they have this misbegotten belief that they are bestowed with divine right to pass you from the right, squeegee through narrow spaces and if they can accomplish all this while dangling a telephone receiver from the nook of their neck all the better for them.
Type 1 (80% of cases) presents with polyhydramnios, macrocephaly, short limbs, narrow thoracic cage and curved short humerii and femora (the typical telephone receiver handle appearance).
Gwyn clutched the telephone receiver, breath ragged, ribs closing round his lungs like a vice.
The days of citizens knowing every policeman's name or Sarah the town operator being at the other end of any telephone receiver may long be gone.