phone call

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phone call (plural phone calls)

  1. A conversation held by means of a telephone.
    • 1943, H. Lorna Bingham, The Lost Tribe, Sydney: Winn and Co., page 13, column 2:
      Then he put a trunk line phone call through to the nearest township and asked the Police to send someone out as soon as possible.
    • c. 1988, Peter W. Rodino, Jr. et al., Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair, page 646:
      On November 20, they had a phone call and later a meeting with others lasting at least 1 1/2 hours.