cold call

a visit or telephone call to a prospective customer without an appointment or a previous introduction.

1980–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cold call
World English Dictionary
cold call
1.  a call made by a salesman on a potential customer without making an appointment
2.  to call on (a potential customer) without making an appointment
cold caller
cold calling

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
We received a cold call from a finance company concerning refinancing.
He made a cold call and ran a tasting with five blood-stained butchers.
Visiting a company's website could result in a cold call.
According to the complaint, the companies engaged in a practice of agreeing not
  to cold call any employee at the other company.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature