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radio shack

noun, Informal.
a room or structure, as on a ship, for housing radio equipment.
Origin of radio shack
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Maria wants you to come to the radio shack right away," she said.

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  • Sometimes it gets rougher than that, and then you hear of the wireless operator who was held in his radio shack for forty hours.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • During this period, if a defect should occur, the product must be returned to a radio shack store or dealer for repair.

  • As they arrived at the radio shack and opened the door they found Maria inside, with her head upon the desk.

    The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones
  • Maria continued to return to the radio shack in the evening to maintain the schedule with the network.

    The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones
  • He waved excitedly to someone in the radio shack and an overhead speaker came to life emitting a distinct clacking-grunting sound.

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