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telephone receiver

a device, as in a telephone, that converts changes in an electric current into sound.
Origin of telephone receiver
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He took down the telephone-receiver and called up the Mayor.

    The Valley of the Giants Peter B. Kyne
  • He hung up the telephone-receiver and hurried back to his post in front of the big entrance.

    The Mystery of Mary Grace Livingston Hill
  • He crooked his elbow, removed his cigar and pressed the telephone-receiver to his ear.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage

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