cordless phone

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cordless phone (plural cordless phones)

  1. A telephone unit that has a battery-powered telephone receiver/handset that uses RF signals and antennas to communicate to the wired base station instead of a cord, which is attached to a land line and functions as a charger for the receiver.

Usage notes[edit]

This does not cover mobile phones or radiotelephones (other kinds of wireless telephones) as the RF signal is used to communicate from the base to the handset, and not from the telephone unit to the telephone network.