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