trunk call

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trunk call

n
(Telecommunications) chiefly Brit a long-distance telephone call
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Noun1.trunk call - a telephone call made outside the local calling areatrunk call - a telephone call made outside the local calling area; "I talked to her by long distance"
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
toll call - a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
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trunk call

n (Brit) (old) (Telec) → (telefonata) interurbana
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Numbers were stretched again with the introduction of STD - Subscriber Trunk Dialling - which allowed you to dial trunk calls without the assistance of an operator.
TRUNK calls may be a distant memory for most - but this phone box is clearly living in the past.
LOST luggage could soon be a thing of the past following the invention of a suitcase that responds to trunk calls.
Dialing 94 for trunk calls and 0 for local calls, there was no direct calls in those days, even to Shields.
In the 1950s there was no subscriber trunk dialling (STD) - which would have allowed subscribers to dial trunk calls without operator assistance.
Trunk calls tell safari cops when elephants are on rampage