handset definition

  • noun:
    • The handle-shaped part of a telephone, containing the receiver and transmitter and often a dial or push buttons.
    • The element of a telephone, containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), that's held when you look at the hand
    • The mouthpiece and earpiece of a communications product mounted on one handle.
    • telephone set aided by the mouthpiece and earpiece installed on an individual handle

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