call box


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. call,
  2. call a halt,
  3. call a spade a spade,
  4. call alarm,
  5. call back,
  6. call centre,
  7. call down,
  8. call for,
  9. call forth,
  10. call forwarding

Origin of call box

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for call box

call box

noun

a soundproof enclosure for a public telephoneAlso called: telephone box, telephone kiosk
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