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

  • n. Slang An electronic device having a tone pulsator that prevents telephone equipment from registering long-distance charges.

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  • n. a blue coloured container used for the collection of household waste (such as tin cans and newspapers) for recycling by a municipal authority
  • n. an electronic device used to bypass payment on a tone pulse telephone system


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