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pay phonenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeɪ ˌfoʊn/
a ​publictelephone that you ​operate by putting ​coins into it or by using a ​specialcard
(Definition of pay phone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pay phonenoun [C]

(also payphone, pay-phone) uk   us  
COMMUNICATIONS a ​publicphone that is ​operated using ​coins or a ​card : They have recently ​raised the ​minimumcharge for making a ​call from a payphone.
(Definition of pay phone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pay phone”
in Arabic هاتِف عُمومي…
in Korean 공중 전화…
in Portuguese telefone público…
in Catalan telèfon públic…
in Japanese 公衆電話…
in Chinese (Simplified) (投币式)公用电话…
in Turkish ankesörlü telefon…
in Russian телефон-автомат…
in Chinese (Traditional) (投幣式)公用電話…
in Italian telefono pubblico…
in Polish automat (telefoniczny)…
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