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Noun: idiot box  i-dee-ut bóks
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. (television) an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    - television receiver, television, television set, tv, tv set, boob tube [N. Amer, informal], telly [Brit, informal], goggle box [Brit, informal], TV, box [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: idiot boxes

Type of: receiver, receiving system

Part of: television, television system, TV

Encyclopedia: Idiot box