One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long-distance telephone call made within the same country.
- ‘In those days you used to make a trunk call and sometimes we used to have to wait an hour for a line to be connected all the way down from Scotland.’
- ‘There's no need these days to sit beside a telephone ‘waiting for a call’, or twiddle your thumbs waiting for a ‘trunk call’ to get through.’
- ‘‘If she doesn't come back, perhaps she would write again or at least make a trunk call,’ added Linda.’
- ‘Private citizens may no longer make international calls and trunk calls in France are greatly restricted.’
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