handset

Definitions

General English

Electronics

  • A part of a telephone incorporating a microphone and an earphone, and which is designed to be held by the hand while talking and listening. A handset frequently has a dial for placing calls. Also spelled hand set. Also called telephone handset.

Military

  • noun a radio or telephone apparatus containing an earpiece and mouthpiece, which is designed to be held in the hand
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