telephone booth


Definition of telephone booth

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

Examples of telephone booth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, the Jazz have three players in a telephone booth up at the top, but Georges Niang splits out at the last moment. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Mar. 2021 There will be other people-pleasing elements, including on onsite wine cellar, a 37-foot long bar outfitted in fine walnut and brass rails, a working British telephone booth and various historic images. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Sep. 2020 And yet late summer has brought a rustling in the distance and a telephone booth bearing two unlikely saviors, Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted Theodore Logan, known to future generations as the Great Ones. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 2 Sep. 2020 How exactly have rockin' time travelers to skipped to the past and back using a telephone booth and circuits adjusted to the totally tubular digital age? Leah Marilla Thomas,, 28 Aug. 2020 Before the song starts, Lil Nas X enters a telephone booth and gets turned into a red-eyed, sparkly-fanged vampire. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, 6 Feb. 2020 On Thursday, the city of Brussels lit the 18th-century Grand Place in the red, blue and white of the Union Jack, wheeled out a bright-red British telephone booth where visitors could take photos, and threw a concert with British hits. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2020 Vintage and antique items include an old red telephone booth, old shaving stands, church pews, wooden student desks wicker furniture believed to have come from The Galvez Hotel, rush-seat dining chairs and a Coca-Cola cooler. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, 9 Oct. 2019 On a hot summer morning, Ms. Mariscal sat in a conference room not much larger than a telephone booth with two other executives, hashing out the final agenda for Bar Wayo’s employee orientation. Elizabeth G. Dunn, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of telephone booth

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telephone booth was in 1888

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“Telephone booth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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