boom box

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boom box

n. Informal
A portable audio system with speakers capable of producing loud sound.
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boom′ box`

or boom′box`,

a large, powerful portable radio and often CD or cassette player.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boom box - a portable stereoboom box - a portable stereo      
stereo, stereo system, stereophonic system, stereophony - reproducer in which two microphones feed two or more loudspeakers to give a three-dimensional effect to the sound
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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I even had my boom box with me and I was like, 'Oh, we don't need my boom box here.' It's my kind of feel.
In areas most frequently visited by foreign tourists, every few meters was someone sitting on the sidewalk with a 'boom box' who would copy almost any cassette to order.
The owner, Thomas Spaan and his team build each and every Thodio boom box by hand--no mass production, machine or robots here.