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squawk box

noun, Informal.
1.
the speaker of a public-address system or an intercom system; loudspeaker.
2.
an intercom system.
Origin of squawk box
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45
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squawk box

noun phrase

A military public address system; bitch box (WWII Navy)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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