Recent Examples of pay phone from the Web
The suitcase, speed boat, and pay phone all point to some kind of crime story.
Snail mail has gone the way of folding maps, modems, floppy disks, video tapes, answering machines, pay phones, typewriters, pagers and books.
As mobile phone use exploded and the pay phone was increasingly linked to crime, the booth began to disappear.
Moore was convicted of killing 47-year-old Charles Groves of Rockford, Ill., near a pay phone at N. 27th St. and W. Highland Blvd. in December 1997.
In February 1977 reputed mob boss Frank Bompensiero was was gunned down at a Pacific Beach pay phone.
Every 3 or 4 miles, farms had a social place to gather and talk, make calls on the pay phone or just have lunch.
That’s when there were pay phones and a call cost five cents.
The only way to reach a friend was to call on a land line, pay phone, or jump on the bike and head over to her house.
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First Known Use of pay phone
PAY PHONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pay phone for English Language Learners
: a public telephone that you can use if you put coins into it or use a calling card to pay for your call
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