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)



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