toll call


noun

any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message.

Nearby words

  1. tolkien,
  2. tolkien, j. r. r.,
  3. toll,
  4. toll bar,
  5. toll bridge,
  6. toll collector,
  7. toll line,
  8. toll road,
  9. toll thorough,
  10. toll traverse

Origin of toll call

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for toll call

toll call

noun

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