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Handset vs. Receiver

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Handsetnoun

The part of a landline telephone containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), held in the hand.

Receivernoun

A person who or thing that receives or is intended to receive something.

Handsetnoun

A mobile phone.

Receivernoun

A trustee appointed to hold and administer property involved in litigation.

Handsetnoun

The mouthpiece and earpiece of a communications device mounted on a single handle; as, when the telephone rings, pick up the handset.

Receivernoun

A person appointed to settle the affairs of an insolvent entity.

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Handsetnoun

telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle

Receivernoun

A person who accepts stolen goods.

Handset

A handset is a component of a telephone that a user holds to the ear and mouth to receive audio through the receiver and speak to the remote party via the built-in transmitter. In earlier telephones the transmitter was mounted directly on the telephone itself, which was attached to a wall at a convenient height or affixed to a desk stand.

Receivernoun

Any of several electronic devices that receive signals and convert them into sound or vision.

Receivernoun

(American football) An offensive player who catches the ball after it has been passed.

Receivernoun

(tennis) A person who attempts to return the ball after it has been served.

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Receivernoun

An element of a mechanical or other system or device designed to accept another element.

Receivernoun

(finance) A swaption which gives its holder the option to enter into a swap in which they pay the floating leg and receive the fixed leg.

Receivernoun

One who takes or receives in any manner.

Receivernoun

A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases.

Receivernoun

One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.

Receivernoun

A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.

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Receivernoun

The glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see Illust. of Air pump.

Receivernoun

A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.

Receivernoun

That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; - opposed to transmitter.

Receivernoun

In portable breech-loading firearms, the steel frame screwed to the breech end of the barrel, which receives the bolt or block, gives means of securing for firing, facilitates loading, and holds the ejector, cut-off, etc.

Receivernoun

set that receives radio or tv signals

Receivernoun

(law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties

Receivernoun

earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

Receivernoun

a person who gets something

Receivernoun

a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass

Receivernoun

the part of a telephone apparatus contained in the earpiece, in which electrical signals are converted into sounds.

Receivernoun

a complete telephone handset

‘he picked up the receiver’;

Receivernoun

a piece of radio or television apparatus that detects broadcast signals and converts them into visible or audible form

‘a satellite receiver’;

Receivernoun

a person who gets or accepts something that has been sent or given to them

‘the receiver of a gift’;

Receivernoun

a person who buys or accepts goods known to be stolen

‘he's the biggest receiver of stolen jewels in London’;

Receivernoun

(in tennis and similar games) the player to whom the ball is served to begin play.

Receivernoun

a player who specializes in catching passes.

Receivernoun

a person or company appointed by a court to manage the financial affairs of a business or person that has gone bankrupt

‘the company is in the hands of the receivers’;

Receivernoun

a container for collecting the products of distillation, chromatography, or other process.

Receivernoun

the part of a firearm which houses the action and to which the barrel and other parts are attached.

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