toll call


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toll call

n
1. (Telecommunications) obsolete Brit a short-distance trunk call
2. (Telecommunications) US a long-distance telephone call at a rate higher than that for a local call
3. (Telecommunications) NZ a telephone call beyond a free-dialling area for which a charge is made

toll′ call`


n.
any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toll call - a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local ratetoll call - a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
long distance, long-distance call, trunk call - a telephone call made outside the local calling area; "I talked to her by long distance"
Translations

toll call

n (Am) (Telec) → (telefonata) interurbana
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