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interphone

[in-ter-fohn] /ˈɪn tərˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
an intercommunication system using telephones to connect offices, stations, etc., as in a building or ship; intercom.
2.
a telephone used in such a system.
Origin of interphone
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; formerly trademark
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  • His interphone light flickered, and he touched the switch absently.

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  • Marlowe slapped his interphone switch as soon as the alien was gone.

    Citadel Algirdas Jonas Budrys
  • His meditation was interrupted by the buzzing of the interphone.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • The Red Dog interphone system might or might not be on the same band they used.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • He checked his interphone to make sure it was working and called again.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • While I was in the pump room reducing the pressure, he called me on the interphone.

    Psichopath Gordon Randall Garrett
  • She spoke on the interphone, still in the sweetly sympathetic tone she had adopted for her greetings that morning.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • Very quietly I rose, not to disturb her, and crossing to the interphone requested Miss Goucher's presence.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • He remembered he hadn't turned on either the heating element or interphone system.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for interphone

interphone

/ˈɪntəˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
a telephone system for linking different rooms within a building, ship, etc
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