an outdoor telephone or signal box for calling the police or fire department.
British. a public telephone booth.
a post-office box for mail that can be picked up only by a renter in person.
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- call a halt,
- call a spade a spade,
- call alarm,
- call back,
- call centre,
- call down,
- call for,
- call forth,
- call forwarding
Origin of call box
First recorded in 1880–85
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a soundproof enclosure for a public telephoneAlso called: telephone box, telephone kiosk
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