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headset

[hed-set]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. earphones or headphones.
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Origin of headset

First recorded in 1920–25; head + set
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Examples from the Web for headset

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  • "Why it's funny, somehow," Robina said after they removed the headset.

    The Premiere

    Richard Sabia

  • He groped for his tool kit, trying to ignore the voice in his headset.

    Tight Squeeze

    Dean Charles Ing

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

    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

headset

noun
  1. a pair of headphones, esp with a microphone attached
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