telephone booth


a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone.

Origin of telephone booth

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Also called, especially British, telephone box. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for telephone box

telephone box


an enclosure from which a paid telephone call can be madeAlso called: telephone kiosk, telephone booth
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