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squawk box

n. Informal
The loudspeaker of an intercom or public-address system.
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Noun1.squawk box - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address systemsquawk box - the loudspeaker on an intercom or public address system
intercom, intercommunication system - a communication system linking different rooms within a building or ship etc
loudspeaker, loudspeaker system, speaker system, speaker unit, speaker - electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
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