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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The gaming industry wanted to incorporate eye-trackers into virtual-reality headsets. Sarah Deweerdt, Science | AAAS, "Can science-based video games help kids with autism?," 22 June 2018 The tour is free and can be downloaded from the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear and Oculus Go headsets. Fox News, "Anne Frank House museum unveils virtual reality tour," 12 June 2018 Unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple is working on an augmented reality headset scheduled for release in 2020. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Apple’s About to Make Your iPhone Cooler (And Help You Use It Less)," 3 June 2018 Tired and nervous, the migrants were wearing the clothes they had been arrested in, translation headsets, and ankle chains that clinked as some of them fidgeted. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "With 'zero tolerance,' new strain on already struggling immigration courts," 9 July 2018 Zamora took off his virtual reality headset and returned to the room of observers at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, or CIVS, on the Purdue University Northwest campus in Hammond. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Virtual crime scene gives students hands-on training without the risk," 3 July 2018 On a warm afternoon during the first week of June, Ms. Claude wore a roll of packing tape on her wrist and barked orders into her headset at the staff. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "At Toys ‘R’ Us, ‘There Is Nothing Left’: The Day It Closed for Good," 30 June 2018 As this went on, Blankenheim pulled out his phone to call police, which is when Janczak allegedly head-butted Blankenheim, knocking off his Bluetooth headset in the process. Henry J. Morgan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man charged with felony battery after allegedly head-butting a Lannon building inspector," 22 June 2018 The whole time Coyle is talking to teammates and listening to them through her headset. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "For teen, playing video games a lot paid off — to the tune of $60,000 toward college," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of headset

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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