call box

noun

Definition of call box

1 British : a public telephone booth
2 : a telephone usually located on the side of a road for reporting emergencies (such as fires or automobile breakdowns)

Examples of call box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eric Medina used a call box to request help, then flashed a gun. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 But an alternative is to find a place to turn around, then park next to a call box while driving east to Sonoma. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 26 Feb. 2021 Several calls for help were made around 9:30 a.m. from an emergency call box at a now unused Department of Transportation maintenance station. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2020 At light rail stations, fare vending machines, handrails and water fountains, call boxes, seats and armrests are also cleaned daily and disinfected, the agency stated. Mike Cruz, azcentral, 31 Mar. 2020 At light rail stations, fare vending machines, handrails and water fountains, call boxes, seats and armrests are also cleaned daily and disinfected, the agency stated. Mike Cruz, azcentral, 31 Mar. 2020 At light rail stations, fare vending machines, handrails and water fountains, call boxes, seats and armrests are also cleaned daily and disinfected, the agency stated. Mike Cruz, azcentral, 31 Mar. 2020 At light rail stations, fare vending machines, handrails and water fountains, call boxes, seats and armrests are also cleaned daily and disinfected, the agency stated. Mike Cruz, azcentral, 31 Mar. 2020 At light rail stations, fare vending machines, handrails and water fountains, call boxes, seats and armrests are also cleaned daily and disinfected, the agency stated. Mike Cruz, azcentral, 5 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of call box

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

1 May 2022

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“Call box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call%20box. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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