phone box

noun

Definition of phone box

British
: a very small room or enclosed structure with a public telephone in it

Word by Word Definitions

phone play
  1. : a speech sound considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the sound system of a language

  1. : telephone

  2. : earphone

  1. : telephone

  1. : sound

  2. : speaker of (a specified language)

  1. : of or relating to a population that speaks (a specified language)

box play
  1. : an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire leaves and capsular fruits

  1. : a rigid typically rectangular container with or without a cover : such as

  2. : an open cargo container of a vehicle

  3. : coffin

  1. : to enclose in or as if in a box

  2. : to hem in (someone, such as an opponent)

  1. : a punch or slap especially on the ear

  1. : to hit (something, especially someone's ears) with the hand

  2. : to engage in boxing with

  3. : to fight with the fists : engage in boxing

  1. : to name the 32 points of (the compass) in their order


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