telephone box


Definition of telephone box

: a public telephone booth

Examples of telephone box in a Sentence

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That is roughly twice the volume of one of London’s red telephone boxes. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon," 4 June 2019 The English-centric décor, with a big red telephone box, paintings and photographs, makes this shop a bit kitschy. Ann Maloney,, "Where to sip high tea in New Orleans: 4 spots for a spot of tea," 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of telephone box

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telephone box was in 1880

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