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trunk call Syllabification: trunk call
Pronunciation: /ˈtrəNG(k) ˌkôl/

Definition of trunk call in English:


dated, chiefly British
A long-distance telephone call made within the same country.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • ‘If she doesn't come back, perhaps she would write again or at least make a trunk call,’ added Linda.
  • 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.
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