toll call
noun Date: 1912 a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate

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  • toll call — ➔ call2 * * * toll call UK US noun [C] US COMMUNICATIONS ► a phone call that is long distance and so costs more than usual: »I need to make a toll call to head office in Delhi …   Financial and business terms

  • toll call — toll′ call n. tgp any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • toll call — n. a long distance telephone call, for which there is a charge beyond the local rate …   English World dictionary

  • toll call — noun a long distance telephone call at charges above a local rate (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑long distance, ↑long distance call, ↑trunk call * * * noun Etymology: toll (I) : a long dist …   Useful english dictionary

  • toll call — {n. phr.} A long distance telephone call for which one has to pay. * /We had several toll calls on last month s telephone bill./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • toll call — {n. phr.} A long distance telephone call for which one has to pay. * /We had several toll calls on last month s telephone bill./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • toll\ call — n. phr. A long distance telephone call for which one has to pay. We had several toll calls on last month s telephone bill …   Словарь американских идиом

  • toll call — noun a) a telephone call with a higher charge than that for a normal local call b) a long distance call …   Wiktionary

  • toll call — n. telephone call at a higher cost than the fixed cost charged for a local call; long distance call …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toll call — any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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