boom box
boom box oom box n. a large portable casette or compact disk player, usually having an integrated radio receiver. It typically has two (stereophonic) speakers, and can be adjusted to play at a high sound intensity, from which the name comes.

Syn: ghetto blaster. [WordNet 1.5] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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