telephone box
noun Date: 1904 British a public telephone booth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • telephone box — telephone boxes N COUNT A telephone box is a small shelter in the street in which there is a public telephone. [BRIT] Syn: phone box, call box (in AM, use phone booth) …   English dictionary

  • telephone box — telephone .box BrE telephone booth AmE n a very small building in a street where there is a telephone that the public can use …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • telephone box — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a public booth or enclosure housing a payphone …   English terms dictionary

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

  • telephone box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms telephone box : singular telephone box plural telephone boxes British a small structure containing a telephone that you pay to use …   English dictionary

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

  • telephone box — /ˈtɛləfoʊn bɒks/ (say teluhfohn boks) noun a small booth or enclosure containing a public telephone. Also, phone box, telephone booth …   Australian English dictionary

  • telephone box — BrE telephone booth AmE noun (C) an enclosed structure containing a telephone that can be used by the public …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈtelephone ˌbox — noun [C] British a small structure that contains a telephone that you pay to use …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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