Origin of receiver
Examples from the Web for receiver
After everything is in order and the call has been placed, Hitch picks up the receiver and says “How do you do?”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The receiver is the only part of the gun that can be legally controlled and must be serialized if 100 percent complete.
The sender and receiver pay the driver a few hryvnia—the Ukrainian currency—on either end.On the Bus: Ukraine’s Frontline Express Across the Battle Lines|Ted Phillips|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“You are destroying the university,” he shouted into the receiver.
Brooks: [Snatching up the receiver as the phone rings] This is Mel Brooks.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Good-by," she said, then sighed as she hung up the receiver.Peggy Raymond's Way|Harriet Lummis Smith
Put this apparatus into a jar of water, and place the whole under a receiver.Endless Amusement|Unknown
At last she put down the receiver and emerged from the box, with a strange look of despair upon her handsome countenance.The Sign of Silence|William Le Queux
Replacing the receiver, she shook her head and said: "No, Madame."Bought and Paid For|Arthur Hornblow
It would be safer to put the receiver to her ear and listen for her husband's voice.The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife|Ellen M. Firebaugh
British Dictionary definitions for receiver
Word Origin and History for receiver
mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from receive, or from Old French recevere (Modern French receveur), agent noun from recievere. As a telephone apparatus, from 1877; in reference to a radio unit, from 1891; in U.S. football sense, from 1897.