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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.
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call box

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


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

phone booth
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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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.
Freeview Dial B for Britain: The Story of the Landline BBC Four, 8.10pm Victoria Coren Mitchell narrates the story of how Britain's phone network was built, from early call boxes to the Post Office Tower.
The firm, which once had its own network of call boxes, unveiled a Smart Breakdown service which includes a device that plugs into cars.
The firm, which once had its own network of call boxes, yesterday unveiled a Smart Breakdown service which includes a device that plugs into a customer's car.
MHCLG's consultation document added: "Recognising there is already an existing public telephone network in place, we propose removing the permitted development right for public call boxes. "This would not prevent a new public call box being installed: rather in the future it would be the subject of consideration through a full planning application.
But that could soon come to an end, withGovernment officials saying that the rise of mobile phones means it is "timely to consider whether the permitted development right to install public call boxes remains necessary".
Meanwhile, over at the SCTEX four emergency call boxes (ECB) that will greatly help stranded motorists are being installed at Porac and Dinalupihan (Subic-bound) and at Dolores and San Miguel for those Tarlac-bound motorists.
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LAHORE -- The Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) will install 300 more 'call boxes' at various major roads of the provincial capital to register complaints against street crime.
Besides toll plazas, MPTC may also use solar power installations along the toll roads for lights and emergency call boxes.
(AP) -- Emergency call boxes are being removed from an Albuquerque college campus, an action school officials say is meant to cut down on expensive maintenance and repair costs.