telephone receiver


a device, as in a telephone, that converts changes in an electric current into sound.

Origin of telephone receiver

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for telephone receiver

  • 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
  • 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.