from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The handle-shaped part of a telephone, containing the receiver and transmitter and often a dial or push buttons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a telephone, containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), that is held in the hand
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mouthpiece and earpiece of a communications device mounted on a single handle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
hand + set (Wiktionary)