telephone box


: a public telephone booth

Examples of telephone box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the final footage from the clip, a soaking Swift sat atop a telephone box in a studio as artificial rain poured down on her. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 4 May 2024 The call was made using another model of a telephone, made by engineer Elisha Gray instead of Bell, but a public audience of about 150 people were nonetheless delighted to hear the muffled music coming through the telephone box. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2024 The establishment was also known for its unique decor, which included red telephone boxes and antique-style lanterns. Noor Adatia, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2023 The comment section had a lot to say about Kardashian braving the iconic red telephone boxes, iconic in the UK. Amanda Curran, Glamour, 29 Mar. 2023 The store also features a London telephone box for photo opportunities with a hinge to ensure wheelchair users are also able to enjoy the experience. Emma Pocock, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Jeanie tries and fails to cash her paychecks, finds that the iconic red public telephone box has been filled with used books. Susan Straight, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2021 The installation was a mock prison, reminiscent of a British telephone box. The Economist, 26 Sep. 2019 That is roughly twice the volume of one of London’s red telephone boxes. Oliver Morton, WIRED, 4 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telephone box was in 1880

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“Telephone box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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