Definition of handset noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhændset//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændset//
    Communication devices, Mobile devices, Devices
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  1. 1the part of a telephone that you hold close to your mouth and ear to speak into and listen compare receiver See related entries: Communication devices, Mobile devices
  2. 2a mobile/cell phone or smartphone, especially the main part of the phone not including the battery or SIM card mobile handsets handset manufacturers See related entries: Devices
  3. 3a device that you hold in your hand to operate a television, etc. see also remote control
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: handset