English edit

an old-style portable radiotelephone that predates cellular telephony

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Etymology edit

radio +‎ telephone

Noun edit

radiotelephone (plural radiotelephones)

  1. a device that allows two-way communication via radio.
    • 2006 May 25, Leslie Feinberg, “Cops raid the Stonewall Inn”, in Workers World[1]:
      The patrol cop with the radiotelephone remained outside the bar, as the rest of the cops entered the club shouting: "Police! We're taking the place!"

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Verb edit

radiotelephone (third-person singular simple present radiotelephones, present participle radiotelephoning, simple past and past participle radiotelephoned)

  1. To communicate via such a device

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