He then stepped away and lifted a telephone from its receiver on the wall.
After everything is in order and the call has been placed, Hitch picks up the receiver and says “How do you do?”
But the receiver could auction off perks, like the luxury boxes that come with a stadium sponsorship.
Or the receiver leaping in gyration to catch a poorly thrown ball that defies all bounds of athleticism.
The receiver is the only part of the gun that can be legally controlled and must be serialized if 100 percent complete.
Here was the very basin which held Bolster's shaving-water before it became the receiver for his blood.
What would I not have given to have been the receiver of such a letter?
The part spoken to is called the transmitter, and the part which gives sound out again is called the receiver.
The clumsy framework of the receiver was reduced to a neat and portable size.
At first Elliott jumped every time the telephone rang, and took down the receiver with quickened pulses.
mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from receive, or from Old French recevere (Modern French receveur), agent noun from recievere. As a telephone apparatus, from 1877; in reference to a radio unit, from 1891; in U.S. football sense, from 1897.
A device, as in a radio or telephone, that converts incoming radio, microwave, or electrical signals to a form, such as sound or light, that can be perceived by humans. Compare transmitter.