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What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack?



 
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What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack? #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:14 pm   What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #849 "Real Life: Telephones (1)", question 2

I just unpacked the telephone from one of the moving boxes. Will you plug its cord into the telephone ......... found at the bottom of the wall?

(a) junction
(b) jack
(c) can
(d) button

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #849 "Real Life: Telephones (1)", answer 2

I just unpacked the telephone from one of the moving boxes. Will you plug its cord into the telephone jack found at the bottom of the wall?

Correct answer: (b) jack
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What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack? #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 04, 2010 14:21 pm   What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack?
 

The socket that the telephone wire fits into is often called the 'jack'.

definiton:
an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug.
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What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack? #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 04, 2010 14:21 pm   What is a telephone jack and why is it called jack?
 

Hi Savath,
Telephone jack: an outlet (you plug a phone into this type of outlet)
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