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pay phone

n.
A telephone that requires immediate payment for operation, as by a coin or credit card. Also called pay station.
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pay′ phone`


n.
a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call. Also called pay′ sta`tion.
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Translations
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