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telephone booth

a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone.
Also called, especially British, telephone box.
Origin of telephone booth
1895-1900, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He glanced to the drug store and saw the girl coming out of the telephone-booth.

    The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
  • He ducked out of the telephone-booth with a sensation of escape.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • It was a voice from a telephone-booth near by, a voice unwittingly raised too high, through excitement.

    The Hills of Refuge Will N. Harben
  • Then, as he hastened toward a telephone-booth, he ran into a newsboy.

  • I hurried to a telephone-booth and rang up the Telfair residence.

    Options O. Henry
  • He was tempted to take them out, there in the telephone-booth, and examine them for a clue.

    The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
  • He entered the telephone-booth in the station and called up Andrew Daney.

    Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne
  • Nor could he find a reason for slipping down to the drug store on Smith Street, with its telephone-booth.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • Entering a telephone-booth he called a certain number and a moment later had his connection.

    The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • In the telephone-booth the voice of Grace Morris came to me over the wire, not languid now, but quick and imperative.

    May Iverson's Career Elizabeth Jordan

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