from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A portable audio system, usually consisting of a radio and a cassette or CD player, with speakers capable of producing loud sound.
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- n. A powerful portable audio system for listening collectively to recorded or broadcast sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large portable casette or compact disk player, usually having an integrated radio receiver. It typically has two (stereophonic) speakers, and can be adjusted to play at a high sound intensity, from which the name comes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a portable stereo
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Our self-anointed sous chef he received neither the title nor the money, Felix, had brought from home a boom box and set it in the kitchen.
A Little Night Music: Leave a boom box on the dresser with some CDs, or a custom-loaded iPod.
He grips his boom box under one arm, and he tromps to the bus stop as his other arm pistons into a January fog.