Handset meaning

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The handle-shaped part of a telephone, containing the receiver and transmitter and often a dial or push buttons.
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A telephone mouthpiece and receiver in a single hand-held unit; also, such a unit containing a dial or push buttons.
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A hand-held cell phone.
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(1) A portable, wireless phone. See cellphone, smartphone and cordless phone.
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The part of a telephone containing both receiver and transmitter (sometimes dial), held in the hand.
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