handset

noun hand·set \ ˈhan(d)-ˌset \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of handset

: a combined telephone transmitter and receiver mounted on a handheld device

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First Known Use of handset

1901


HANDSET Defined for English Language Learners

handset

noun

Definition of handset for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a telephone that you hold near your ear and mouth for listening and speaking



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