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call box

noun
1.
an outdoor telephone or signal box for calling the police or fire department.
2.
British. a public telephone booth.
3.
a post-office box for mail that can be picked up only by a renter in person.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • The images below show the call box types, and will help you identify them when you see them.
  • At best, officer contact with central command was maintained through the call box.
  • Visitors will stop at the intercom and ring the call box stating they are at the facility for visitation.
  • If the main door is locked, use the call box at the main door.
  • Lighting, an emergency call box, and comprehensive regulatory signs all contribute to feeling safer.
British Dictionary definitions for call box

call box

noun
1.
a soundproof enclosure for a public telephone Also called telephone box, telephone kiosk
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