[noun hand-set; verb, adjective hand-set, -set]
- Also called French telephone. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.
Origin of handset
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- printing text matter composed in metal type by hand, rather than by machine
- a telephone mouthpiece and earpiece mounted so that they can be held simultaneously to mouth and ear
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