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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- Brit. telephone booth
- a box, as on a post beside a highway, that holds a telephone for making emergency calls
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A roadside telephone used for reporting motorists' emergencies, such as collisions and automotive breakdowns.
- Chiefly British A public telephone booth.