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trunk call

noun, Chiefly British
a long-distance phone call.
Origin of trunk call
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If he were going to be anxious enough not to mind the trunk-call charge he would have been anxious enough before this.

    Vera Elisabeth von Arnim
  • He put a postal order for three-and-sixpence in his letter, to pay for a trunk-call: isn't that rather sweet of him?

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
British Dictionary definitions for trunk-call

trunk call

(mainly Brit) a long-distance telephone call
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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