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call letters

pl.n.
The identifying code letters or numbers of a radio or television transmitting station, assigned by a regulatory body. Also called call sign.

call letters

pl n
the call sign of an American or Canadian radio station, esp that of a commercial broadcasting station

call′ let`ters


n.pl.
letters of the alphabet or letters and numbers used esp. for identifying a radio or television station.
[1910–15]
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