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boombox

A large, portable radio. The stereotypical image of hip hop in the '80s is a guy walking down the street with a huge boombox on his shoulder. I can't hear myself think, thanks to the kids blasting their boombox at the park.

boom box

n. a portable stereo radio. (see also box, thunderbox.) Turn down that damn boom box, or I’ll kick it in.
See also: boom, box
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And then I made the giant one for "Nutsy's." After a while I realized that I had been making boomboxes and putting sound systems in sculptures for more than 20 years.
The SpongeBob SquarePants character, which can be found in the form of tube TVs, TV/DVD combo units, portable CD players, boomboxes, shower radios and other analog products, is stepping into the digital ring.
NEW YORK-The electronics section at mass merchants is no longer limited to commodity items such as boomboxes, alarm clocks and small tube televisions.
American sound artist Phil Kline brought a nerve-tingling musical experiment to the town yesterday when about 100 people wielding stereos and boomboxes took part in the musical experiment.
Boomboxes are being squeezed between shelf systems and MP3 players," Koenig explained.
Satellite radio made its foray into the consumer marketplace as a commercial-free car audio option, soon moving outdoors in the form of boomboxes and ultimately into the home via adapter kits.
In an attempt to further penetrate the home and the portable audio arena, Blaupunkt is looking into satellite audio line extensions, such as boomboxes and possible marine products, Noda said, adding that it is too early to specify.
What began two years ago as almost exclusively car audio and evolved into a more portable device made possible by home kits and satellite radio boomboxes, is taking the next step as manufacturers develop satellite radio tuner components for the home stereo.
Consumer electronics are being added in three monthly steps beginning in January: televisions, video players, audio, boomboxes and the like are being joined by digital cameras and communications devices; then all of consumer electronics will be overhauled in May, said Misunas.
Long Hall products include items like Pocket Blaster transistor radios and Blast Box boomboxes, all of which are in bright colors and covered with Nickelodeon's famous Green Slime.
is trying to set itself off from the crowd with a new line of boomboxes that deliver surround sound.