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squeezebox

colloquial A musical instrument consisting of two hard ends connected by a bellows that one alternates between pulling and squeezing the so that the bellows draws in and then expels air, which passes over a vibrating to create the desired sound. Usually refers specifically to an accordion or concertina. Most kids his age want to play the drums or electric guitar, but he has always had a fascination with the squeezebox, of all things. My granddad could liven up any room just by picking up his squeezebox and playing some jaunty tune.
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(squeeze-)box

n. an accordion. (see also groan box.) My brother plays the squeeze-box—not very well, but who can tell? The band consisted of drums, clarinet, and a box. A real winner.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Margaret played her squeeze box in the street and there were crowds of people dancing, singing, laughing and crying.
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It is 36 years since she won TV talent show Opportunity Knocks - when she was sandwiched between a man singing You Are My Heart's Desire and a woman who played the squeeze box.
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Anyway, I suppose I can just about stomach the knighthood for Sir Shand - even if we should celebrate his honour by ceremoniously cremating every squeeze box in Bonny Scotchland.
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