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pay phone

a public telephone requiring that the caller deposit coins or use a credit card to pay for a call.
Also called pay station.
Origin of pay phone
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is no telephone in the cabin but a pay phone is located near the entrance of the cabin area.
  • If your car breaks down, you automatically call for help instead of having to walk to find a pay phone.
  • They're easy to use and cheap, though you might have to call from a pay phone.
  • We turned to a lady selling fruit on the side of the road to ask for directions to a pay phone.
  • He may be one of the last people in movies to use a pay phone.
  • She called me on the pay phone several times, fretting about being stuck in a bad neighborhood.
  • Joseph pulled off the freeway, found a pay phone, and called him up.
  • At one point she called a friend from a pay phone, asking that the police be informed, but nothing came of it.
  • With practice, the inscrutable pay phone boxes began giving up their secrets.
  • From there, you're asked to solve riddles as you walk from pay phone to pay phone throughout the station.

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