squawk box

noun

Definition of squawk box

: an intercom speaker

Examples of squawk box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A New Age of Astronaut Wives," 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, "Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s barbecue," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of squawk box

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Squawk box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squawk%20box. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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