Definition of trunk call in English:

trunk call


  • 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.’


trunk call

/ˈtrəNG(k) ˌkôl/