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Telephone operator   /tˈɛləfˌoʊn ˈɑpərˌeɪtər/   Listen
Telephone operator

Someone who helps callers get the person they are calling.  Synonyms: switchboard operator, telephonist.

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"Telephone operator" Quotes from Famous Books

... of this all-important symbol also demands some attention, especially as we are even yet quite undecided as to what to call it. We speak of it to-day as zero, naught, and even cipher; the telephone operator often calls it O, and the illiterate or careless person calls it aught. In view of all this uncertainty we may well inquire what it has been ...
— The Hindu-Arabic Numerals • David Eugene Smith

... that Italian armoured cars were approaching from Abbazia. Maximovi['c] immediately ordered his troops to mobilize, but the Admiral said a mistake had been made and that the cars would be sent back. (The Government Secretary, Dr. Ru[vz]i['c], had been told at three o'clock by a telephone operator that the Admiral had himself telephoned to Abbazia for the cars.) It was decided at this conference that on Sunday, November 17, the Yugoslav troops would evacuate the town, that it would be occupied by Serbian and American troops, and that, to mark the alliance, a ...
— The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 • Henry Baerlein

Words linked to "Telephone operator" :   operator, manipulator

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