800 number

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noun \ ˌāt-ˈhən-drəd- , -dərd- \

Definition of 800 number

:a toll-free telephone number for long-distance calls that is prefixed by the number 800

First Known Use of 800 number

1971


800 NUMBER Defined for English Language Learners

800 number

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Definition of 800 number for English Language Learners

  • : a telephone number that people can use to call a distant place (such as a business) for free


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