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An audio headset (1).
The headset on a bicycle (3).

Etymology edit

From head +‎ set.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛdsɛt/
  • (file)

Noun edit

headset (plural headsets)

  1. A pair of headphones or earphones, or a singular headphone or earphone, typically with an attached microphone.
  2. Any electronic device worn on the head.
    • 2014 June 29, Adam Sherwin, “UK cinemas ban Google glasses over piracy risk”, in The Independent[1]:
      If you've just acquired a Google Glass headset for £1,000, don't show it off at the movies. UK cinemas are to ban the headsets over fears that the gadgets can be used to make pirate copies of Hollywood blockbusters.
  3. (cycling) On a bicycle, the system of bearings that connects the fork to the frame.

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