call slip


Definition of call slip

: a form filled out by a library patron for a desired item (such as a book or newspaper)

Examples of call slip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If such a system could be built, managers thought, then efficient non-real-time collaboration would become possible: no more missed-call slips, no more waiting for the mail cart. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, "Was E-mail a Mistake?," 6 Aug. 2019 One of the officers responding to the call slipped on ice and injured herself, the document states. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Canadian cops accused of eating pot-infused chocolate on the job, calling police for help," 28 June 2018 Playlists and bookstore receipts and theater stubs and archive call slips seem to spill from his pockets. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Scorching, Sophisticated New Work From Two of America’s Leading Poets," 16 Apr. 2018 Another officer responding to the call slipped and fell on ice while trying to reach his (allegedly) high colleagues. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "2 Cops Raided a Dispensary and Allegedly Got So High They Had to Call for Help," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of call slip

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Call slip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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