split call

noun

Definition of split call

: a telephone call on a party line that sounds on only half the telephones on the line

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“Split call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20call. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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