from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal The loudspeaker of an intercom or public-address system.

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  • n. the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system


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  • 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.

    First Man

  • 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.

    Ice Station Zebra


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