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[hed-set] /ˈhɛdˌsɛt/
Radio, Telephony. a device consisting of one or two earphones with a headband for holding them over the ears and sometimes with a mouthpiece attached.
earphones or headphones.
Origin of headset
First recorded in 1920-25; head + set Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Why it's funny, somehow," Robina said after they removed the headset.

    The Premiere Richard Sabia
  • He heard a click, then a hum, as the recorder was jacked into his headset circuit.

    Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
  • He groped for his tool kit, trying to ignore the voice in his headset.

    Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
  • DuQuesne leaped for the educator and handed Loring a headset.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • Seaton instantly threw off his headset and opened the power switch.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for headset


a pair of headphones, esp with a microphone attached
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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