any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message.
Origin of toll call
First recorded in 1925–30
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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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