Main Entry:  satphone
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a large mobile phone that can communicate via an orbiting geostationary communications satellite(s); also called satellite phone, [satellite telephone]
Example:  Satphones are popular on expeditions into remote areas where terrestrial cellular service is unavailable.
Etymology:  1991; shortening of satellite telephone (1968) and satellite phone (1972)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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