Meaning of handset
Pronunciation: (n.hand'set"v., adj.hand'set', -set"), [key]
— n., v., adj. -set, -set•ting,
- Also calleda telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.
- to set (type) by hand.
- (of type) set by hand.
- (of a publication) printed directly from type set by hand.
- handset (Thesaurus)