handset

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Handset

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hand +‎ set

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handset (plural handsets)

  1. The part of a landline telephone containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), held in the hand.
    • 2012, Hannah Richell, The Secrets of the Tides, →ISBN, page 459:
      Helen hears the click of the handset at the other end of the line.

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