call box

noun

Definition of call box

  1. 1 British :  a public telephone booth

  2. 2 :  a telephone usually located on the side of a road for reporting emergencies (as fires or automobile breakdowns)

1885

First Known Use of call box

1885


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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