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call-outnoun [C]

(also callout) uk   /ˈkɔːl..aʊt/  us   /ˈkɑːl-/
an ​occasion when someone is ​asked to come to a person's ​home or to a ​particularplace in ​order to do a ​job, ​help someone, etc.: Many ​plumberschargedouble for an ​emergency call-out over the ​weekend. call-out fees/​charges/​service The ​mountainrescueservice had several call-outs last ​week.
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