kiosk

[kee-osk, kee-osk]
noun
1.
a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc.
2.
a thick, columnlike structure on which notices, advertisements, etc., are posted.
3.
an interactive computer terminal available for public use, as one with Internet access or site-specific information: Students use kiosks to look up campus events.
4.
an open pavilion or summerhouse common in Turkey and Iran.
5.
British. a telephone booth.

Origin:
1615–25; < French kiosque stand in a public park ≪ Turkish köşk villa < Persian kūshk palace, villa

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kiosk (ˈkiːɒsk)
 
n
1.  a small sometimes movable booth from which cigarettes, newspapers, light refreshments, etc, are sold
2.  chiefly (Brit) a telephone box
3.  chiefly (US) a thick post on which advertisements are posted
4.  (in Turkey, Iran, etc, esp formerly) a light open-sided pavilion
 
[C17: from French kiosque bandstand, from Turkish kösk, from Persian kūshk pavilion]

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kiosk
1625, "open pavilion," from Fr. kiosque, from Turk. koshk "pavilion, palace," from Pers. kushk "palace, portico." Modern sense influenced by Brit. telephone kiosk (1928).
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Example sentences
Enterprising companies would likely build small unmanned self-serve battery
  kiosks as well.
Darkened kiosks in the lobby house brief dance films intended for an audience
  of one.
And shoppers are finding information on touch screen kiosks, rather than
  talking to attendants.
Underground utility pipes house the homeless, and shipping containers function
  as kiosks.
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