Definition of Telephone operator

1. Noun. Someone who helps callers get the person they are calling.

Exact synonyms: Switchboard Operator, Telephonist
Generic synonyms: Manipulator, Operator
Derivative terms: Telephony



Definition of Telephone operator

1. Noun. a person who operates a telephone switchboard ¹

2. Noun. a person who provides assistance in establishing a connection, or who provides information or takes messages via the telephone ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Telephone Operator

telephone cord
telephone dial
telephone directories
telephone directory
telephone exchange
telephone extension
telephone interview
telephone jack
telephone jacks
telephone kiosk
telephone line
telephone lines
telephone message
telephone number
telephone numbers
telephone operator (current term)
telephone operators
telephone order
telephone plug
telephone pole
telephone poles
telephone receiver
telephone service
telephone set
telephone system
telephone tag
telephone theory
telephone unit
telephone wire
telephoned

Literary usage of Telephone operator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1903)
"•AN AUTOMATIC telephone operator. BY WILLIAM J. HAMMER. A description of an automatic telephone exchange operator, power driven, which performs the ..."

2. A guide to the study of occupations: a selected critical bibliography of the by Frederick James Allen (1921)
"Vocations for Girls, 115, the girl as telephone operator. WILLIAMS, ARCHIBALD. ... Office Practice, Part IV, the work of the telephone operator. FORBES. ..."

3. A Guide to the Study of Occupations: A Selected Critical Bibliography of the by Frederick James Allen (1921)
"Vocations for Girls, 115, the girl as telephone operator. WILLIAMS, ARCHIBALD. ... Office Practice, Part IV, the work of the telephone operator. FORBES. ..."

4. Vocations for Girls by Mary Augusta Laselle, Katherine Ellis Wiley (1913)
"IV THE telephone operator To the girl who has no especial talent, and who has not the means or the time to fit herself for some particular business, ..."

5. Inside the German Empire in the Third Year of the War by Herbert Bayard Swope (1917)
"... frontier—The eleven steps in procuring a passport to leave— The remarkably educated waiters in the foreigners' hotels— The telephone operator who took a ..."

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