handsetting

handset

[n. hand-set; v., adj. hand-set, -set]
noun
1.
Also called French telephone. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.
verb (used with object), handset, handsetting.
2.
to set (type) by hand.
adjective
3.
(of type) set by hand.
4.
(of a publication) printed directly from type set by hand.

Origin:
1915–20; hand + set

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handset (ˈhændˌsɛt)
 
n
a telephone mouthpiece and earpiece mounted so that they can be held simultaneously to mouth and ear

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