One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A public booth or enclosure from which telephone calls can be made.
- ‘Once safely inside the telephone booth, he picked up the phone and began dialing his mother's number.’
- ‘She didn't have a phone, and there definitely wasn't a telephone booth around here, not in this part of the town.’
- ‘I leaned against the glass door of the telephone booth, staring at fat, perfect raindrops bouncing off the shining flagstones of the square.’
- ‘She rushed to the nearest telephone booth outside that infamous university and hastily dialed Matt's number.’
- ‘A telephone booth was put up in front of the stall, and those desirous of seeking counselling could speak over the phone in privacy and get appropriate advice.’
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