old-fashioned slang A piano. Sometimes hyphenated. Every Christmas, Uncle Jerry gets drunk and starts playing some soppy song or another on the tinklebox. She plays a wonderful version of "Moon River" on the tinkle-box.
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n. a piano. (see also joybox.) The tinklebox in the bar seemed to be a bit loud.
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