a telephone in which sound or speech is transmitted by means of radio waves instead of through wires or cables.
verb (used with or without object), ra·di·o·tel·e·phoned, ra·di·o·tel·e·phon·ing.
to telephone by radiotelephony.
transmission, wireless, receiver, Walkman, telegraphy, radiotelegraphy, telephony, radiotelegraph, Marconi, CB, radionics, shortwave
Origin of radiotelephone
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Also called: radiophone, wireless telephone a device for communication by means of radio waves rather than by transmitting along wires or cables
to telephone (a person) by radiotelephone
Sometimes shortened to: radio
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