handset (plural handsets)

  1. The part of a landline telephone containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), held in the hand.
  2. A mobile phone.
    • 2003, Geoff Varrall, Roger Belcher, 3G Handset and Network Design, John Wiley & Sons (ISBN 9780471455264), page 311 ↗:
      Similarly, the handset can see more than one base station. Because the positions (longitude and latitude) of the base stations/Node Bs are known, then either a Node B or handset can work out the handset’s position.

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