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English definition of “call-out”

call-out

noun [C] uk (also callout)   /ˈkɔːl..aʊt/ us    /ˈkɑːl-/
an occasion when someone is asked to come to a person's home or to a particular place in order to do a job, help someone, etc.: Many plumbers charge double for an emergency call-out over the weekend. call-out fees/charges/service The mountain rescue service had several call-outs last week.
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