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telephone booth

noun
1.
a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone.
Also called, especially British, telephone box.
Origin of telephone booth
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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  • I left him in the telephone booth, just now, calling up Dykeman.

  • Estridge went directly to a telephone booth, and presently got his connection.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • And then he saw the telephone booth in the corner of the room.

    2 B R 0 2 B Kurt Vonnegut
  • If he went to the ticket office, and she into a telephone booth, she might escape him yet!

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • They went into the lobby of the hotel and Helen entered the telephone booth.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair

    Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Anthony Trent left the car and started for a telephone booth.

  • He made his way to a telephone booth and attempted to call the Mayors house.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • While Mark asked for medicine Billy hied him to a telephone booth.

    The City of Fire Grace Livingston Hill
  • Quick as a flash she had the address and was off to a telephone booth.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • He regarded the telephone booth before him and his eyes were like glass.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux

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