call-waiting

noun
call-wait·​ing | \ ˈkȯl-ˈwā-tiŋ How to pronounce call-waiting (audio) \

Definition of call-waiting

: a telephone service that signals (as by a beep) to the user when an incoming call is received during a call in progress

First Known Use of call-waiting

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Call-waiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call-waiting. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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