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telephone booth

A small enclosure containing a public telephone.

tel′ephone booth`

an enclosed booth for a public telephone.
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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
telefonní kabina
telefonska govorilnica


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Surgeon-Major Thomson made his way to the telephone booth. When he emerged, he interviewed the head-waiter.
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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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Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor, a galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in the Tardis, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth. At age 55, he's also the oldest since the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
The two researchers took a 25 cent coin into a telephone booth, placed it on the ledge inside and walked out of the phone booth.
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