call letters


plural noun

letters of the alphabet or such letters in combination with numbers for identifying a radio or television station, an amateur radio transmitting device, or the like.

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Also called call sign.

Origin of call letters

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for call letters

call letters

pl n

the call sign of an American or Canadian radio station, esp that of a commercial broadcasting station
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