American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A roadside telephone used for reporting motorists' emergencies, such as collisions and automotive breakdowns.
- n. Chiefly British A public telephone booth.
- n. booth for using a telephone
- n. a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
“But the nurse call box with its one red button was gone from my side that eighth night, fallen off the side of the bed, I guessed, when Babci had leaned in to make sure my hand had made it to the first Our Father bead right on schedule.”
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