n. A device with a microphone and speaker that fits into the ear and is most often used with cellular telephones (cf. headset).

Example Citation:
"And you have to dial the number and switch off the phone when you're finished, so you're still going to need your hands at some point. (That may not last long, however. The folks at JABRA told me that they are currently working with cellular phone companies to test an earset that would allow you to tell your phone what number to dial, to turn off, etc.)"
—Tom Regan, "Pedestrian-Friendly Cell Phones Are 'Ere," The Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 1998

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