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 In 1934, carpenters’ union leader J.M. Stubblefield was inside a Carpenters’ Hall telephone booth when he was shot dead. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 25 Mar. 2024 The lander, named Odysseus and a bit bigger than a telephone booth, arrived in the south polar region of the moon at 6:23 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Odysseus begins its journey The six-legged robotic lander, which Intuitive likens in size to an old-fashioned British telephone booth, is 4.3 meters tall with a hexagonal hull 1.6 meters in diameter. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Feb. 2024 What’s on board The Odysseus lander is a model called Nova-C, which Intuitive Machines describes as roughly the size of a British telephone booth with legs attached. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 12 Feb. 2024 The dog went on, jauntily carrying his baguette, passing a grapefruit tree that shaded a telephone booth. Peter Heller, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Jan. 2024 That depth of familiarity is essential to an enterprise that is quickly following telephone booths and bipartisan agreements to extinction in the United States. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 Beyond his production talents, the 45 King became known for his unique studio set-up, which included a turnstile people had to walk through and a glass telephone booth that was turned into a microphone booth. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 She’s snapped photos sporting the gown in London telephone booths and dining in a three-star Michelin restaurant in Burgundy. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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telephone booth

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