head·set | \ ˈhed-ˌset \

Definition of headset 

1 : an attachment for holding an earphone and transmitter at one's head

2 : a pair of headphones

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Emma Tiernon, a spokesperson for CuriosityStream, tells Jarus that the team is aiming to make the tour compatible with other headsets. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tomb," 12 July 2018 The equivalent of blockbusters, which will rely on special headsets like Magic Leap’s Lightwear and Microsoft’s HoloLens, are in development. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality," 14 June 2018 With the cost of quality VR headsets reasonably priced, Turner is betting on this technology taking off not just in North America but around the world. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Meet the NBA's new frontier: Watching games in virtual reality," 18 May 2018 Teams are now limited to a maximum of 20 headsets with 15 of those designated for the coaching staff, including the head coach, assistant coaches and graduate assistants. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "ACC spring meetings to feature talk of transfers, recruiting and sports gambling," 15 May 2018 The internal investigation recommends that there should be an evaluation of current headsets used by 911 operators and dispatchers. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Plea for help from Ohio teen crushed in minivan never heard because of 911 greeting, report says," 14 May 2018 Work on the Apple headset has been on-and-off over the past year. Time, "Apple's Next Big Thing Could Be High-End Headphones to Rival Beats and Bose," 5 Mar. 2018 One concept involved the use of virtual reality headsets for physical therapy or to relay medical information to doctor offices remotely. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "Over 54,000 people without power across Northeast Ohio," 1 Mar. 2018 Riders can also choose to experience it the old-fashioned way — without the headset. Marjie Lambert, miamiherald, "Tower of Terror too scary? More kid-friendly rides are coming to Florida theme parks," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of headset

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 2018

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The first known use of headset was in 1900

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English Language Learners Definition of headset

: a pair of headphones

: a device that holds an earphone and a microphone in place on a person's head

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