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pay phone

noun [C] ( also payphone, pay-phone)
 
 
COMMUNICATIONS a public phone that is operated using coins or a card : They have recently raised the minimum charge for making a call from a payphone.
Translations of “pay phone”
in Korean 공중 전화…
in Arabic هاتِف عُمومي…
in Portuguese telefone público…
in Catalan telèfon públic…
in Japanese 公衆電話…
in Italian telefono pubblico…
in Chinese (Traditional) (投幣式)公用電話…
in Russian телефон-автомат…
in Turkish ankesörlü telefon…
in Chinese (Simplified) (投币式)公用电话…
in Polish automat (telefoniczny)…
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