telephone box


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telephone box

n
(Telecommunications) an enclosure from which a paid telephone call can be made. Also called: telephone kiosk or telephone booth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephone box - booth for using a telephonetelephone box - booth for using a telephone    
kiosk, stall, booth, cubicle - small area set off by walls for special use
Translations
حُجْرَة أو كُشْك التِّلفون العُمومي
telefonní budka
cabine téléphoniqueboite téléphonique
símaklefi

telephone box

(Am) telephone booth ncabina telefonica

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.
References in classic literature ?
Annette clung weakly to the telephone box. Her mind was in a whirl, but she was beginning to see many things.
A VILLAGE wants to save its beloved red telephone box - because it helped protect them from the Nazis.
Under the current law, companies only need a licence from Ofcom to install a telephone box - rather than requiring full planning permission.
Council planning officers have been drowning under the huge weight of telephone box applications over the past couple of years, with figures showing Newcastle had 95 applications for new boxes in 2017 compared with just one in 2015.
RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal, who is investigating the incident, has named the kitten Jodie - after Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker, who travels time and space in her Tardis telephone box.
Set next to a wind-swept field, among brambles in the tiny hamlet of Cwmcerdinen, between the villages of Garnswllt and Felindre, to the north of Swansea, the telephone box is set to be removed for good.
She pulled over to the hard shoulder around four miles south of Johnstonebridge and got out of the car to call for help from the SOS telephone box before going back to her car.
Cupid called on shoppers from a Valentine's telephone box within the centre with an array of romantic compliments and on-the-spot prizes given to those who were lucky enough to pick up incoming calls when passing.
Who designed the red telephone box, which first appeared in London in 1926?
IF YOU'VE ever fancied having your own red telephone box now's your chance.
THE WEEK THAT WAS Since the first telephone box was designed in 1921, there have been 16 models including The Police Box, made famous by Doctor Who.