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toll call

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noun
  1. any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message.
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Origin of toll call

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for toll call

toll call

noun
  1. British obsolete a short-distance trunk call
  2. US a long-distance telephone call at a rate higher than that for a local call
  3. NZ a telephone call beyond a free-dialling area for which a charge is made
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