telephone booth
noun Date: circa 1895 an enclosure within which one may stand or sit while making a telephone call

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • telephone booth — telephone .booth n AmE a small structure that is partly or completely enclosed, containing a public telephone = ↑phone booth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • telephone booth — ☆ telephone booth n. a booth in a public place containing a telephone, usually operated by inserting coins …   English World dictionary

  • telephone booth — telephone booths N COUNT A telephone booth is a place in a public building or in the street where there is a telephone that can be used by the public. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • telephone booth — telephone ,booth noun count a PHONE BOOTH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Telephone booth — A telephone booth, telephone kiosk, (or telephone box in the British Isles) is a small structure furnished with a payphone and designed for a telephone user s convenience. Such a booth usually has a door to provide privacy and a window to let… …   Wikipedia

  • telephone booth — noun booth for using a telephone (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑phone booth, ↑call box, ↑telephone box, ↑telephone kiosk • Hypernyms: ↑booth, ↑cubicle, ↑stall, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • telephone booth — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms telephone booth : singular telephone booth plural telephone booths mainly American a telephone box …   English dictionary

  • telephone booth — noun a small enclosure housing a public telephone Syn: phone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk …   Wiktionary

  • telephone booth — tel′ephone booth n. tgp an enclosed booth for a public telephone …   From formal English to slang

  • telephone booth — a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone. Also called, esp. Brit., telephone box. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • telephone booth — Synonyms and related words: call box, coin telephone, desk telephone, dial telephone, extension, mouthpiece, pay station, phone, public telephone, push button telephone, receiver, telephone, telephone engineering, telephone extension, telephone… …   Moby Thesaurus

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