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pay phone

Syllabification: pay phone

Definition of pay phone in English:

noun

A public telephone that is operated by coins or by a credit or prepaid card.
Example sentences
  • So why should payphone cards and prepay cellphones be any different?
  • Calls from mobile phones and payphones generated a higher rate of communication problems than those from land lines.
  • British Telecom has selected 15 public payphones in Bexley for removal.

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