callbox
call box n.
1. A roadside telephone used for reporting motorists' emergencies, such as collisions and automotive breakdowns.
2. Chiefly British. A public telephone booth.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Callbox — For the worship band, see Call Box. Police callbox, Washington, DC, 1912 A call box or callbox is a (usually metal) box containing a special purpose direct line telephone or other telecommunications device, which has been used by various… …   Wikipedia

  • callbox — n. public telephone booth (in England); emergency telephone box (to call the police or fire department, etc. in the USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • callbox — /ˈkɔlbɒks/ (say kawlboks) noun British → telephone box …   Australian English dictionary

  • California postmile — California uses a postmile system on all of its state highways, including U.S. Routes and Interstate Highways. The postmile markers indicate the distance a route travels through individual counties, as opposed to mile markers that indicate the… …   Wikipedia

  • Pennsylvania Turnpike — This article is about the east west mainline and Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike system, commonly referred to simply as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. For the agency overseeing the Pennsylvania Turnpike system, see Pennsylvania… …   Wikipedia

  • Taxicab — Taxi cab redirects here. For the song by The Naked Brothers Band, see Taxi Cab (Naked Brothers Band song). For specific countries, see Taxicabs by country. Taxicab in Bogotá s downtown …   Wikipedia

  • Police box — A police box was, in 20th century Britain, a special type of telephone kiosk or callbox for use by members of the police, or for members of the public to contact the police. However unlike ordinary kiosks or callboxes of the era, in a police box… …   Wikipedia

  • Telephone booth — A telephone booth, telephone kiosk, (or telephone box in the British Isles) is a small structure furnished with a payphone and designed for a telephone user s convenience. Such a booth usually has a door to provide privacy and a window to let… …   Wikipedia

  • BART Police — Infobox Police Department name = Bay Area Rapid Transit District Police Department motto = established = 1972 jurisdiction = State Transit sworn = 215 non sworn = 96 CSO = stations = helicopters = policeboats = chief = Gary Gee sheriff =… …   Wikipedia

  • Silicon Gulf — Davao Region is one of the regions of the Philippines, located on the southeastern portion of Mindanao. Davao Region consists of four provinces, namely: Compostela Valley, Davao, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental. The region encloses the Davao… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”