trunk call


trunk call
noun
a telephone call made outside the local calling area
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I talked to her by long distance

Hypernyms: ↑call, ↑phone call, ↑telephone call
Hyponyms: ↑toll call

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noun
: a long-distance telephone call

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Chiefly Brit.
a long-distance phone call.
[1905-10]

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trunk call noun
The former name for a long-distance telephone call, involving connection between two centres, a national call
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Main Entry:trunk

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trunk call UK US noun [countable] [singular trunk call plural trunk calls] british old-fashioned
a telephone call made to a place that is far away but usually in the same country
Thesaurus: telephone calls and types of telephone callhyponym

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trunk call,
British. a long-distance telephone call: »

It has extended the period for cheap rate trunk calls... (Economist).

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n. dated, chiefly Brit. a long-distance telephone call made within the same country

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noun, pl ⋯ calls [count]
Brit old-fashioned :toll call

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ˈtrunk call f6 [trunk call trunk calls] noun (old-fashioned, BrE)
a telephone call to a place that is a long distance away but in the same country

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • trunk call — n BrE old fashioned a telephone call between places that are a long distance apart …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trunk call — ► NOUN dated, chiefly Brit. ▪ a long distance telephone call made within the same country …   English terms dictionary

  • trunk call — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms trunk call : singular trunk call plural trunk calls British old fashioned a telephone call made to a place that is far away but usually in the same country …   English dictionary

  • trunk call — /ˈtrʌŋk kɔl/ (say trungk kawl) noun a telephone call made by a trunk line …   Australian English dictionary

  • trunk call — Chiefly Brit. a long distance phone call. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • trunk call — noun a long distance telephone call, especially one connected by the operator …   Wiktionary

  • trunk call — intercity telephone call …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trunk call — noun dated, chiefly Brit. a long distance telephone call made within the same country …   English new terms dictionary

  • trunk call — noun (C) BrE old fashioned a telephone call between places that are a long distance apart …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • trunk — n. 1 the main stem of a tree as distinct from its branches and roots. 2 a person s or animal s body apart from the limbs and head. 3 the main part of any structure. 4 a large box with a hinged lid for transporting luggage, clothes, etc. 5 US the… …   Useful english dictionary


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