calling card

Primary Meanings of calling card

1.
n
a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
2.
n
a distinguishing characteristic or behavior
3.
n
a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls
Full Definitions of calling card
1

n a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited

Synonyms:
card, visiting card
Type of:
greeting, salutation
(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
2

n a distinguishing characteristic or behavior

“bombs are a terrorist's calling cards
Type of:
distinctive feature, distinguishing characteristic, peculiarity
an odd or unusual characteristic
3

n a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls

Synonyms:
phone card
Type of:
charge card, charge plate, credit card, plastic
a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered

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