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Topic: TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH


receiver

noun
     
re‧ceiv‧er [countable]
1

telephone

TCT 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.
2

business

BBCBF British English someone who is officially in charge of a business or company that is bankrupt
3

stolen property

SCC someone who buys and sells stolen property
4

radio

formalTCB a radio or television, or other equipment which receives signals:
a satellite receiver
5

American football

DSA a player in American football who is in a position to catch the ball
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