a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call.
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Also called pay station.
Origin of pay phone
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby pay phone
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Example sentences from the Web for pay phone
Though both Galicot brothers reside in San Diego, their pay-phone empire appears to be a tangled web that spans continents.
Satisfied that Nugent considered the Ewing story dead, Joey left the paper and hurried to a pay-phone.The Prophetic Camera|John McGreevey
British Dictionary definitions for pay phone
/ (ˈpeɪˌfəʊn) /
a public telephone operated by coins or a phonecard
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