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handsetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhænd.set/
the ​outerpart of a ​mobilephone that does not ​include the battery or the sim ​card the ​part of a ​phone in two ​parts that you ​hold in ​front of ​yourmouth and against ​yourear
(Definition of handset from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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handsetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhændset/ COMMUNICATIONS
a ​mobilephone: 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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