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Difference between Call box (UK) and Call box (U.S.)

call box (UK)—(also: phone box) a telephone booth:

  • Mrs. Johnson is now urging the woman to come forward, after the caller did not leave her contact number and phoned from a call box.

call box (U.S.)emergency telephone installed along the sides of many highways, on university campuses, etc.:

  • Drivers can use call boxes in case of an accident or other emergency.