squawk box

noun

: an intercom speaker

Examples of squawk box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the late 1940s, the California chain In-N-Out Burger introduced the two-way squawk box. New York Times, 8 Mar. 2021 When Nyberg and McArthur follow along with Hurley and Behnken’s SpaceX mission—listening in on their laptops, not squawk boxes—they’ll understand every word. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 25 May 2020 In 1964, the Bessemer restaurant installed one of the region’s first drive-through squawk boxes; Bob had to teach customers to drive up rather than park and walk to the window. Eric Velasco, al.com, 3 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squawk box was in 1945

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“Squawk box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squawk%20box. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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