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tickey-box, noun

Origin:
EnglishShow more tickey sense 1 a + English box; probably by synecdoche (see quotation 1963), named for the box, attached to the public telephone, in which coins were deposited. See also quotation 1993.
colloquial
A public telephone.
[1963 L.F. Freed Crime in S. Afr. 150On the Witwatersrand, the raiding of tickey boxes in telephone booths..costs the Post Office more than £5 500 a year.]
1994 M-Net TV 15 Apr. (Egoli)Are tickey-boxes hard to come by in deepest darkest Africa?
A public telephone.

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