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music box

noun
1.
a box or case containing an apparatus for producing music mechanically, as by means of a comblike steel plate with tuned teeth sounded by small pegs or pins in the surface of a revolving cylinder or disk.
Also, especially British, musical box.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Can be used as capability switch, music box, and buzzer box.
British Dictionary definitions for music box

music box

noun
1.
a mechanical instrument that plays tunes by means of pins on a revolving cylinder striking the tuned teeth of a comblike metal plate, contained in a box
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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