pay phone
noun Date: 1936 a usually coin-operated public telephone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pay phone — UK US (also payphone, pay phone) noun [C] ► COMMUNICATIONS a public phone that is operated using coins or a card : »They have recently raised the minimum charge for making a call from a payphone …   Financial and business terms

  • pay phone — pay′ phone n. cvb tgp a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call. Also called pay′ sta tion …   From formal English to slang

  • pay phone — pay ,phone noun count a telephone in a public place that you pay to use …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pay phone — ☆ pay phone or pay station n. a public telephone, usually coin operated …   English World dictionary

  • pay phone — n a public telephone that you can use when you put in a coin or a ↑credit card …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay-phone — noun a coin operated telephone • Syn: ↑pay station • Hypernyms: ↑telephone, ↑phone, ↑telephone set …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay phone — a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call. Also called pay station. [1935 40] * * * n. a public telephone that is operated by coins or by a credit or prepaid card * * * noun, pl ⋯ phones… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay phone — public phone, phone that requires coin or card to use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pay phone — a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call. Also called pay station. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • pay phone — see payphone …   English dictionary

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