[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for hand setting (1 of 2)
printing text matter composed in metal type by hand, rather than by machine
British Dictionary definitions for hand setting (2 of 2)
/ (ˈhændˌsɛt) /
a telephone mouthpiece and earpiece mounted so that they can be held simultaneously to mouth and ear
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