trunk call

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nounChiefly British.
  1. a long-distance phone call.

Origin of trunk call

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby trunk call Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use trunk call in a sentence

  • The Queen sent her first email at an RAF base in 1976 and she made the first direct-dial trunk call from the UK in 1958.

    One Has Tweeted! | Tom Sykes | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • "A trunk call," he said, explaining the delay in receiving acknowledgment from the other end of the wire.

    The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
  • Send to this address in Putney, verify the fact that Ricardos has a daughter, and give me a trunk call to Brighton.

  • He had never stayed in the house before, and he had booked his room by a trunk call from London.

    The Shrieking Pit | Arthur J. Rees
  • He could not have looked more amazed if she had demanded a trunk call to Heaven.

    From Snotty to Sub | Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester
  • "trunk call from London; you're through," announced the hotel operator.

    Number Seventeen | Louis Tracy

British Dictionary definitions for trunk call

trunk call

  1. mainly British a long-distance telephone call

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