- 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.
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Examples from the Web for telephone booth
Then, as he hastened toward a telephone-booth, he ran into a newsboy.
"Then I'll follow you," said the Captain as he pushed his way through the crowd to the telephone-booth.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
He ducked out of the telephone-booth with a sensation of escape.Free Air
He was tempted to take them out, there in the telephone-booth, and examine them for a clue.The Girl and The Bill
She was in a telephone-booth when I came up and looked through the window.Whispering Wires