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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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The boom box also has a quality Tripath TK2050 amplifier, which is loud enough for a big living room even for a fervent partygoer.
You remember the 80's: the world of big hair, parachute pants and boom boxes. Since insurance agents and brokers have undoubtedly moved past boom boxes, why do so many approach insurance marketing like they did in the 1980's?
Themes featured include seductive satyrs and naughty nymphs, fabulous fan dancing fantasies, foxy ladies, beautifully held boom boxes, hot holograms and cheesecake pin-ups.
He is wearing the same boa and boom box combo he had for the fight.
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THANKFULLY, the world has come a long way since the good old cassette boom box.
This dude was in a booth with a boom box blasting "Hot Music," one of my favorite songs of all time; you could hear a crackle where the needle dragged when he was mixing.
Craig Ramshaw, now18, had been driving round his home town playing music from a boom box in the boot of a Vauxhall Corsa after getting his licence, Cardiff Crown Court heard.
While we're all in awe of the technological revolution that has so completely changed our lives (for the better!), from powerful, high-speed computers to flat-screen high-definition televisions to dazzling special-effects video games to picture-taking cell phones, there's nothing that quite moves the soul like our favorite music--played on our favorite boom box, the iH31, part of the cutting-edge iHome line from SDI Technologies, Inc., Rahway, N.J.
Listen to your favorite music anywhere with the iH30 Boom Box. It carries a rich sound with a built-in dock that allows you to play and charge an iPod or iPod Shuffle, and the system supports other MP3 players and audio devices.
Rhythm and Motion Dance Center took their "Fusion Rhythms" class to the street with the help of a boom box, making traffic slow down and construction workers gawk.
In Do the Right Thing (1989), Lee had directed Sal brandishing a baseball bat to demolish Raheem's boom box. In Mo' Better Blues (1990), Lee directs the violent use of a trumpet to rupture the various links between sports and aesthetics, baseball and jazz, that the film has earlier established.
The remote control boom box (pictured below) was given to me by my late mother, the scanner was given to me by an old girl friend back about 1985, and the short-wave radio was purchased at a flea market for $20.
Black was the color their parents would buy, and no way would a cool kid want to carry around a boring black boom box.
Also available is the SKYFi Audio System, a self-contained "boom box," containing a pair of high-quality speakers with an integrated high gain antenna and a port for the SKYFi receiver that retails for $99.95 (MSRP).