- noun1》 the part of a telephone that is held up to speak into and listen to.2》 a hand-held control device for a piece of electronic equipment.
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handset — UK US /ˈhændset/ noun [C] COMMUNICATIONS ► a mobile phone: »You may be tempted by the offer of a 40% discount off the price of a new pay as you talk handset. »Some providers won t cover you if your handset is stolen from your car or if you mislay … Financial and business terms
handset — n. (Electronics) The mouthpiece and earpiece of a communications device mounted on a single handle; as, when the telephone rings, pick up the handset. Syn: French telephone. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
handset — ► NOUN 1) the part of a telephone that is held up to speak into and listen to. 2) a hand held control device for a piece of electronic equipment … English terms dictionary
handset — ☆ handset [hand′set΄ ] n. a telephone mouthpiece, receiver, and dial or push buttons in a single unit, for holding in one hand … English World dictionary
handset — [[t]hæ̱ndset[/t]] handsets 1) N COUNT The handset of a telephone is the part that you hold next to your face in order to speak and listen. 2) N COUNT You can refer to a device such as the remote control of a television or stereo as a handset … English dictionary
handset — UK [ˈhæn(d)ˌset] / US noun [countable] Word forms handset : singular handset plural handsets 1) the part of a telephone that you hold next to your ear 2) a small piece of electronic equipment that you hold and use for controlling another piece of … English dictionary
handset — /ˈhændsɛt / (say handset) noun 1. a part of a telephone combining both the receiver and the transmitter, one at each end of a handle. –verb (t) (handset, handsetting) 2. Printing to set (type) by hand. –adjective 3. Printing (of type) set by hand … Australian English dictionary
handset — n. /hand set /; v., adj. /hand set , set /, n., v., handset, handsetting, adj. n. 1. Also called French telephone. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle. v.t. 2. to set (type) by hand. adj. 3. (of type) … Universalium
Handset — Hand|set [ hɛntsɛt], das; s, s [engl. handset, eigtl. = Telefonhörer]: schnurloses Telefon … Universal-Lexikon
handset — noun Handset is used after these nouns: ↑phone, ↑telephone … Collocations dictionary
handset — The portion of the telephone that is hand held when the telephone is in use; consists of a receiver and transmitter at the ends of a common handle and is connected by an electrical cord to the handset mounting … IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations