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handsfree

or hands-free

[handz-free] /ˈhændzˌfri/
adjective
1.
not requiring the use of the hands:
handsfree telephone dialing by voice commands.
Also, handfree, hand-free
[hand-free] /ˈhændˌfri/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of handsfree
hand + -s3 + -free
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hands-free

/ˈhændzˌfriː/
adjective
1.
denoting an electronic device, esp a mobile phone, which can be operated without using one's hands
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Contemporary definitions for hands-free
adjective

not requiring the hands for operation, esp. a telephone

Examples

A hands-free cell phone let's you dial and talk on the phone without handling the phone.

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