the part of a telephone that you hold next to your mouth and ear [↪ handset]
pick up/lift the receiver
She picked up the receiver and dialled his number.
someone who is officially in charge of a business or company that is bankrupt
businessBBCBF British English
The business is in the hands of the receivers.
someone who buys and sells stolen property
a radio or television, or other equipment which receives signals:
a satellite receiver
a player in American football who is in a position to catch the ball