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telephone booth

n.
A small enclosure containing a public telephone.

tel′ephone booth`


n.
an enclosed booth for a public telephone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephone booth - booth for using a telephonetelephone booth - booth for using a telephone    
kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
Translations
telefonní kabina
telefonboks
símaklefi
telefonska govorilnica

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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The DCO that no Yatree would be allowed to use cell phone adding that however a telephone booth would be set up inside the gurdwara to facilitate them.
DCO Attock said that no yatree would be allowed to use cell phone however they would be provided a telephone booth inside the gurdwara.
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A mother-daughter journey through one of the world's great walking cities is narrated by the younger traveler, who takes in history -- the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, Admiral Nelson's statue in Trafalgar Square -- and lesser facts with equal delight: "London is Europe's third rainiest city; a telephone booth is a good place to wait out a shower.
THE Eiffel Tower was evacuated yesterday after officials received a bomb threat from a telephone booth, the second such alert at the monument in two weeks.