(Of an electrical appliance or telephone) working without connection to a mains supply or central unit.
- It's not the prettiest phone in the world but my main desire was a cordless phone with an answerphone and speed-dial and this was the cheapest one of those.
- As with any cordless phone, you can use the handset to make and receive calls over your regular home line.
- The system according to the invention can be used in cordless telephones.
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