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A telephone call or visit made to someone who is not known or not expecting contact, often in order to sell something.
cold-call, cold call v.
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(Marketing) a call made by a salesman on a potential customer without making an appointment
(Marketing) to call on (a potential customer) without making an appointment
cold caller n
cold calling n
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a visit or telephone call to a prospective customer without an appointment or a previous introduction.
cold′-call`, v.t. -called, -call•ing.
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