telephone box


Definition of telephone box

: a public telephone booth

Examples of telephone box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The installation was a mock prison, reminiscent of a British telephone box. The Economist, "The art of protest in Hong Kong," 26 Sep. 2019 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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“Telephone box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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