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Telephone exchange   /tˈɛləfˌoʊn ɪkstʃˈeɪndʒ/   Listen
Telephone exchange

A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.  Synonyms: central, exchange.

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"Telephone exchange" Quotes from Famous Books

... call up the telephone exchange to learn where the second call had come from. He got the information at once. The address was in the suburbs. The man had not gone to the drug ...
— Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone • Victor Appleton

... cross-bearings. As you know, I failed where you succeeded. But so soon as I crossed the Danube I set about opening up my lines of communication, and I hadn't been two days in this metropolis before I had got my telephone exchange buzzing. Sometime I'll explain the thing to you, for it's a pretty little business. I've got the cutest cypher ... No, it ain't my invention. It's your Government's. Any one, babe, imbecile, or dotard, can carry my messages—you saw some of ...
— Greenmantle • John Buchan

... received it when we did break it, I hardly recollect. All I remember distinctly is standing in a telephone call office in Eton town, and endeavouring to get through to Holt Manor. Not until it was nearly time for the London train from Windsor to start, did the telephone exchange inform me they had just ascertained that the line to Holt Manor was out of order, and that they could not ...
— The Four Faces - A Mystery • William le Queux

Words linked to "Telephone exchange" :   phone system, switchboard, exchange, work, plugboard, centrex, workplace, telephone system, patchboard

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