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call box

n.
1. A roadside telephone used for reporting traffic accidents, breakdowns, and other emergencies.
2. Chiefly British A public telephone booth.

call box

n
(Telecommunications) a soundproof enclosure for a public telephone. Also called: telephone box or telephone kiosk

call′ box`


n.
1. an outdoor telephone or signal box for summoning aid.
2. Brit. telephone booth.
[1880–85]

call box

phone booth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.call box - booth for using a telephonecall box - booth for using a telephone    
kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
2.call box - a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called forcall box - a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
compartment - a space into which an area is subdivided
Translations
telefonní budka
telefonboks
puhelinkoppi
telefonska govornica
公衆電話ボックス
공중 전화 박스
telefonkiosk
ตู้โทรศัพท์
buồng điện thoại

call box

كُشْكُ التِلِيفُون telefonní budka telefonboks Telefonzelle τηλεφωνικός θάλαμος cabina telefónica puhelinkoppi cabine téléphonique telefonska govornica cabina telefonica 公衆電話ボックス 공중 전화 박스 telefooncel telefonboks budka telefoniczna cabina telefónica, cabina telefônica телефонная будка telefonkiosk ตู้โทรศัพท์ telefon kulübesi buồng điện thoại 公共电话亭
References in classic literature ?
For example, I see in yonder cupboard near which you are standing, several of what you call boxes (but like everything else in Flatland, they have no tops nor bottoms) full of money; I see also two tablets of accounts.
Tenders are invited for purchase and install twelve (12) call boxes in the parking garage located at the campus.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and emergency call boxes are currently being installed along the expressway to ensure the security of motorists, MNTC said.
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The increasing popularity of mobile handsets also means the number of Eircom call boxes has fallen by more than two-thirds in the last decade.
Some call boxes are also monitored by CCTV and footage from that will be used by the police as evidence if necessary.
Mr Smit, who also runs a business in Holland which maintains emergency motorway call boxes, is hoping to hit a turnover of pounds 1m in about three years with the new business after securing a number of contracts, including work for Gateshead Council and East Durham Homes on housing refurbishment projects so buildings can be made more energy efficient.
Places such as Port Appin, Taynuilt, Dalmally, Skipness and Carradale would all lose their public call boxes.
My phone is for emergencies only and if it were not for the lack of call boxes, I would tell them what to do with their phone.
Since the late 1950s, call boxes have dotted Los Angeles County roads and freeways but cell phone technology is replacing the need for all 3,500.
These switches are suitable for applications in public areas that are exposed to dimly lit conditions such as ticket terminals, parking garages, roadside call boxes, automated bank machines, and information booths.
The body's 360+ acu-points act as emergency call boxes along our energy meridians.