Definition of squawk box in English:

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squawk box

Pronunciation: /ˈskwôk ˌbäks/


informal, chiefly North American
A loudspeaker, in particular one that is part of an intercom system.
Example sentences
  • When a few more people had shown up, and there were twenty-five people in line, the door greeter - he's there to stop you stealing things - called on the squawk box for ‘all cashiers to come to the front.'
  • Some humorous fellow sent his voice over the squawk box in imitation of submarine noises and shouted, ‘Dive!’
  • ‘Yeah, I'm up at base now,’ he announced into his squawk box as he surveyed the field of well-fortified tents.

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Syllabification: squawk box

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