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telephone box

n
(Telecommunications) an enclosure from which a paid telephone call can be made. Also called: telephone kiosk or telephone booth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephone box - booth for using a telephonetelephone box - booth for using a telephone    
kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
Translations
حُجْرَة أو كُشْك التِّلفون العُمومي
telefonní budka
cabine téléphoniqueboite téléphonique
símaklefi

telephone box

(Am) telephone booth ncabina telefonica

telephone

(ˈtelifəun) noun
(often abbreviated to phone) (foun) an instrument for speaking to someone from a distance, using either an electric current which passes along a wire or radio waves. He spoke to me by telephone / on the telephone; (also adjective) a telephone number/operator.
(often abbreviated to phone (foun) ) verb
1. to (try to) speak to (someone) by means of the telephone. I'll telephone you tomorrow.
2. to send (a message) or ask for (something) by means of the telephone. I'll telephone for a taxi.
3. to reach or make contact with (another place) by means of the telephone. Can one telephone England from Australia?
teˈlephonist (-ˈle-) noun
a person who operates a telephone switchboard in a telephone exchange.
telephone booth, telephone box (also ˈcall-box)
a small room or compartment containing a telephone for public use.
telephone directory
a book containing a list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the people with telephones in a particular area. Look them up in the telephone directory.
telephone exchange
a central control through which telephone calls are directed.
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In the whole area, which is known as Mawr, to the north of Swansea, used to have nine telephone boxes, but now they will have none.
FIRST they gave us Fast Disappearing Red Telephone Boxes of Wales 2014.
MOBILE phones and e-readers are supposed to have sounded the death knell for both public telephone boxes and books.
These telephone boxes were everywhere in the 1950s when few houses, especially in the inner cities, had landlines.
The publishers of Fast Disappearing Red Telephone Boxes of Wales 2014 and Roundabouts of Great Britain 2012 have come up with the first class idea of featuring post boxes of Wales in their annual offering for 2015.
THE five red telephone boxes on the corner of Middlesbrough Town Hall could be unique, just as the Newport Bridge is, photographs of both have been shown recently in the Gazette.
VANDALS using city centre telephone boxes to answer a call of nature have been blasted by a former lord mayor of Swansea.
The poster, that appeared on bus stops and telephone boxes, showed a young girl doubled over backwards, her dress covered in blood and a crucifix hanging above her with the words "Believe in Him".
PEOPLE living in rural areas are urging BT to stop removing lights from red telephone boxes.
Conducted by soft drink Tango, the survey revealed that almost 58 per cent of the British people named village post offices as the institution they had loved and lost, while 41 pct said that they missed Sunday as a national day of rest and red telephone boxes.
Hopes are growing that controversial plans to axe scores of public telephone boxes across Northumberland are being scaled down by BT bosses.
BT has been condemned by a Midland MP for failing to tell local authorities they have the right to block plans to axe telephone boxes.