telephone booth

noun

Definition of telephone booth

: an enclosure within which one may stand or sit while making a telephone call

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The music video, premiering on Teen Vogue, features Luna showing off her dance moves in a telephone booth and seeing double of herself in a dark room. Ilana Kaplan, Teen Vogue, "Luna Blaise Debuts "Secrets" Music Video and Talks Her New Show "Manifest"," 11 Oct. 2018 On bus stops and telephone booths across Budapest, Mr. Soros has been photoshopped into a photo so as to appear to be embracing opposition candidates. Marc Santora, New York Times, "Orban Campaigns on Fear, With Hungary’s Democracy at Stake," 7 Apr. 2018 America was looking for a hero, and women stepped into the telephone booth and put on our capes. Brianna Wu, Marie Claire, "I Ran for Congress. I Lost. I'm Persisting. Quitting Is Not an Option In the Trump Era.," 9 Oct. 2018 Among other things, Pruitt’s been accused of flying first-class on the taxpayer’s dime, spending $43,000 on a soundproof telephone booth and buying a bullet-proof desk. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Pruitt admits knowing about controversial raise, despite past denial," 26 Apr. 2018 Imagine a rectangle box/cabinet, sort of like a telephone booth. refinery29.com, "Kylie Jenner, Crystals & Cults: Inside The Mysterious Orgonite Society," 13 July 2018 These were the dark days of telephone booths (and long distance charges), rabbit-ear TV antennas wrapped with tinfoil to enhance reception, and cameras with flashcubes perched on top. Southern Living, "6 Places Southerners Went to Be "In the Know" Before Facebook," 2 July 2018 Visitors to the studio, which looks like an old-fashioned telephone booth, can dial up stories recorded by locals. Sustain your tour with a cappuccino ($3.50) from Prevail Union Craft Coffee. New York Times, "36 Hours in Montgomery, Ala.," 3 May 2018 Partygoers can also take photos with a red telephone booth and life-sized cardboard cutouts of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Her Majesty the Queen. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "1,000 eggs, 500 bangers, 136 jams: A royal wedding viewing party menu by the numbers," 17 May 2018

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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telephone booth

noun

Financial Definition of telephone booth

What It Is

In the trading world, a telephone booth refers to a phone bank on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

How It Works

When an investor wishes to buy or sell a security listed on the NYSE, she "places a trade" or an "order" by calling her broker or going to her online trading account. In either case, the order goes to a broker, who can get the order to the exchange several ways -- through a regional exchange, electronic communications network, or directly to the NYSE. No matter how the order is placed, it eventually reaches the floor of the NYSE where floor brokers and specialists handle transactions.

Why It Matters

The telephone booth is there to handle communication between the parties, though in today's age of electronic communication and cell phones, they are quickly becoming memorabilia.

Source: Investing Answers

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