radiotelephone

[ rey-dee-oh-tel-uh-fohn ]
/ ˌreɪ di oʊˈtɛl əˌfoʊn /

noun

a telephone in which sound or speech is transmitted by means of radio waves instead of through wires or cables. Abbreviation: RT

verb (used with or without object), ra·di·o·tel·e·phoned, ra·di·o·tel·e·phon·ing.

to telephone by radiotelephony.

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Origin of radiotelephone

First recorded in 1905–10; radio- + telephone

OTHER WORDS FROM radiotelephone

ra·di·o·tel·e·phon·ic [rey-dee-oh-tel-uh-fon-ik], /ˌreɪ di oʊˌtɛl əˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radiotelephone

radiotelephone
/ (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn) /

noun

Also called: radiophone, wireless telephone a device for communication by means of radio waves rather than by transmitting along wires or cables

verb

to telephone (a person) by radiotelephone
Sometimes shortened to: radio

Derived forms of radiotelephone

radiotelephonic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌtɛlɪˈfɒnɪk), adjectiveradiotelephony (ˌreɪdɪəʊtɪˈlɛfənɪ), noun
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