What does the word receiver mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Hamlin Garland
  2. " They're off," came back the answer, and I hung up the, receiver. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  3. Sally hung up the receiver thoughtfully. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse