Part of speech: noun

One or that which receives; ( 1) a bell shaped glass, as for holding gas; ( 2) one who has official charge of property, etc., under the orders of a court; ( 3) elec.) in telephone and telegraph systems, etc., a device for receiving a message; opposed to transmitter.

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Usage examples "receiver":

  1. It was as if a wire had been cut, or the receiver hung up; the silence was like death itself. - "Victor Ollnee's Discipline", Hamlin Garland.
  2. " They're off," came back the answer, and I hung up the, receiver. - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3", Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds.
  3. Sally hung up the receiver thoughtfully. - "The Adventures of Sally", P. G. Wodehouse.