from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A telephone used in a small closed system of telephones: "The sergeant lifted the interphone and told the pilot that the door was properly sealed” ( Tom Clancy).

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  • n. a telephonic intercommunication system linking different rooms in a building or ship etc


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  • Because he was talking with the interphone, we did not talk in details.

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  • The interphone clicked off the attacks easily and accurately.

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  • Because he was waiting, he was startled when the interphone buzzed.

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  • Doing this with the purchase of phone card at 200 pesos a pop for unlimited interphone availability when you buy the phones at the same time and place, sounds like a good deal.

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  • A minute or two later, the lead flight attendant calls on the interphone to request permission to come to the cockpit.

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  • Less than a minute later, the interphone in the cockpit rings and the same flight attendant worriedly reports that the passenger has now advised her that Boston was the starting point for both crashed flights.

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  • Calhoun heard him call out on the interphone, “Bombs…”—and slump on his bombsight before he could complete the sentence.

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  • As he began speaking on the interphone, the plane burst into flames.

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  • Another flak burst threw hot shrapnel through the fuselage, wounding the radio operator, “who began screaming over the interphone, blocking all other communication.”

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