squawk box

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squawk box the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
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Usage

In literature:

The squawk-box on the desk made a premonitory noise, and a feminine voice advised him that Mr. Coombes and his party had arrived.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
She squawked and started to run, fell over a Garbage Box, and had to be picked up by a Policeman.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Why don't I get him on the squawk box so we can all listen in.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

It seems like everywhere you go, the person at the other end of the squawk box is completely unintelligible.
Paterson Talks Pensions On Squawk Box.
Governor Paterson kicked off his final day in office by appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box, and discussing today's Op-Ed in the Daily News about the looming pension crisis.
Paterson Talks Pensions On Squawk Box .
Governor Paterson kicked off his final day in office by appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box , and discussing today's Op-Ed in the Daily News about the looming pension crisis.
He went on CNBC's Squawk Box last week to talk his new book Bailout, which makes the case that the TARP bailouts staved off a complete financial collapse but failed to fulfill its mandate to spur lending and help homeowners.
Three years ago you whipped up a trite plot to kill Charlie (the voice of John Forsythe on a squawk box ) into delicious froth.
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