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English definition of “handset”

handset

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhændset/ COMMUNICATIONS
a mobile phone: You may be tempted by the offer of a 40% discount off the price of a new pay-as-you-talk handset. Some providers won't cover you if your handset is stolen from your car or if you mislay it. a handset maker/manufacturer
the part of a phone that you hold to your ear
(Definition of handset from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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