bulk-rate telephone service that enables a subscriber to make an unlimited number of long-distance telephone calls within a given service area for a fixed monthly charge or to receive calls from given areas with no charge to the caller.

W(ide) A(rea) T(elecommunications) S(ervice)

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a Buddhist temple or monastery in Thailand or Cambodia.

1870–75; < Thai < Sanskrit vāṭa enclosure

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wat (wɑːt)
a Thai Buddhist monastery or temple
[Thai, from Sanskrit vāta enclosure]

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Wide Area Telecommunications Service
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