Meaning of “pay phone” in the English Dictionary

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"pay phone" in American English

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pay phonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪ ˌfoʊn/

a public telephone that you operate by putting coins into it or by using a special card

(Definition of “pay phone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pay phone" in Business English

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pay phonenoun [ C ]

also payphone, pay-phone uk us

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.

(Definition of “pay phone” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)