Definition of Handset

1. Noun. Telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle.

Exact synonyms: French Telephone
Terms within: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold
Generic synonyms: Phone, Telephone, Telephone Set



Definition of Handset

1. Noun. The part of a telephone, containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), that is held in the hand ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handset

1. a type of telephone [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handset

hands up
handsaw
handsaw fish
handsaws
handsbreadth
handsbreadths
handscreened
handscroll
handscrolls
handsel
handseled
handseling
handselled
handselling
handsels
handset (current term)
handsets
handsewn
handsfree
handsful
handshake
handshakes
handshaking
handshakings
handshape
handshapes
handsier
handsiest
handsoap
handsoaps

Literary usage of Handset

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proposed Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Cordless handset telephones Finally, a correction is proposed with respect to the classification of cordless handset telephones. ..."

2. Korea: Progress in Implementing Regulatory Reform by Oecd (2007)
"handset subsidies In most OECD countries handset subsidies are used by mobile service providers. These subsidies are usually linked with an obligatory ..."

3. The AT&T Documentation Guide (1993)
"Included are descriptions of the phone's ringing patterns and tones heard in the handset (receiver). Also included is a removable quick reference table to ..."

4. Telecommunications: Uneven Implementation of Wireless Enhanced 911 Raises by Mark L. Goldstein (2004)
"However, as location technology was being developed, a "handset based" solution (ie, one using the wireless phone itself) was made available. ..."

5. Mobile Phones: Pricing Structures and Trends by Sam Paltridge (2000)
"These kits generally include a handset and a S1M card. ... The price of kits can vary, of course, depending on the type of handset included. ..."

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