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noun [countable] 800 number pronunciation in British English /ˌeɪt ˈhʌndrəd ˌnʌmbə(r)/
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singular800 number
plural800 numbers
  1. in the US, a telephone number beginning with 800 that is free to use and is usually for calling business services. The company you are calling pays for the call.


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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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