American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal The loudspeaker of an intercom or public-address system.
- n. the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
“Back on the Banana River, Janet Armstrong and her boys stayed on the yacht listening to transmissions from the spacecraft on a NASA squawk box until the crowds dispersed.”
“The racket issuing from the squawk box just above Hansen's bunk was appalling, a high-pitched, shrieking, atonic whistle, two-toned and altering pitch every half-second, it drilled stiletto-like against my cringing eardrums.”
Looking for tweets for squawk box.