toll-call

toll call

noun
any telephone call involving a higher base rate than that fixed for a local message.

Origin:
1925–30

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toll call
 
n
1.  obsolete (Brit) a short-distance trunk call
2.  (US) a long-distance telephone call at a rate higher than that for a local call
3.  (NZ) a telephone call beyond a free-dialling area for which a charge is made

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