any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of toll call
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby toll call
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British Dictionary definitions for toll call
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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