a telephone, used for making calls within a hotel or apartment house, that does not have a direct line to an exchange and whose calls are routed through the building's switchboard.

Nearby words

  1. housemaster,
  2. housemate,
  3. housemother,
  4. houseparent,
  5. houseperson,
  6. houseplant,
  7. houseroom,
  8. houses of parliament,
  9. housesit,
  10. housetop

Origin of housephone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019