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telephone receiver

  1. a device, as in a telephone, that converts changes in an electric current into sound.
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Origin of telephone receiver

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for telephone receiver

Historical Examples

  • He crooked his elbow, removed his cigar and pressed the telephone-receiver to his ear.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • He took down the telephone-receiver and called up the Mayor.

  • He hung up the telephone-receiver and hurried back to his post in front of the big entrance.

    The Mystery of Mary

    Grace Livingston Hill