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.
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.