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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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Couples and families departed from the trail for the stream below, where they played in the water, turned up their boom boxes, and danced while friends and relatives clapped or lay on blankets relaxing.
By about four in the morning, with only a few beers left, people were out swimming in the ice cold water around the island, the other two trees were being cut down, some people were tripping out and walking around the 150 foot cliffs in the dark, two of the three boom boxes were focused, and one Mike Hastie was singing his country music loud enough for Garth Brooks to hear it in Texas.
Two aisles away, low-priced boom boxes are merchandised beside clock radios.
But when Baker attempts to extend what seemed a promising metaphor of public space to his discussion of rap, boom boxes, and the censorship of 2 Live Crew, his argument trails off into uplifting, and nearly indecipherable, banalities: "Positive sites of rap represent, I think a profitable, agential resource for an alternative American legality." Sentences like this one make you wonder why a writer who insists on his populism and uses rap to communicate with students is so prone to circumlocution and pretentious jargon.
Boom boxes to play the memory sticks on are available from the centre for PS24, including a built-in radio.
Presently, the test -- which involves such products as sound systems, boom boxes and CD clock radios -- is in about 60 stores.
Coventry Talking Newspaper is available on USB stick (boom boxes to play them on can be bought from Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind, 33 Earlsdon Avenue South) and on cassette tapes.
This design is appropriate for smaller electronics that use a micro chip, such as portable TVs and boom boxes, according to the company.
For the most part the merchandise is centered on simple electronic items that are easy for a child to operate and which can withstand a lot of punishment such as personal stereos, clock radios and boom boxes. Just like their PlaySkool cousins of 30 years ago.
Borinstein also pointed out that conventional audio items like CD personal stereos and CD boom boxes are huge sellers with pre-teens.
In an effort to maintain sales and give retailers additional profit margin opportunities, Thomson has started adding remote control and twin CD players to its leader priced boom boxes, said Collishaw.
In its step-up boom boxes the company has added drawer-type CD players, which tend to have a higher perceived value than the top-loading players found m most boom boxes.
Long Hall licenses the Nickelodeon name and has a line of clock radios, boom boxes and alarm clocks with bizarre designs taken from the popular children's network and targeted at kids.
The company is concentrating its efforts on three categories: boom boxes, fanny packs and sports packs.