hand setting


  1. Also called French telephone. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.

verb (used with object), hand·set, hand·set·ting.

  1. to set (type) by hand.


  1. (of type) set by hand.
  2. (of a publication) printed directly from type set by hand.


  1. printing text matter composed in metal type by hand, rather than by machine


  1. a telephone mouthpiece and earpiece mounted so that they can be held simultaneously to mouth and ear

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