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)

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First Known Use of call box

1877


CALL BOX Defined for English Language Learners

call box

noun

Definition of call box for English Language Learners

  • : a telephone that is located on the side of a road and that is used for reporting emergencies

  • : a public telephone booth


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