French telephone definition by Webster's New World
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a telephone apparatus consisting of an often ornate boxlike base having a pronged cradle holding the handset containing a microphone and speaker at either end
French telephone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A telephone with the receiver and transmitter contained in a single unit.