Mouthpiece



[mouth-pees] /ˈmaʊθˌpis/

noun
1.
a placed at or forming the , as of a receptacle or tube.
2.
a or part, as of an instrument, to which the is applied or which is held in the :
the mouthpiece of a trumpet.
3.
the part of a bit or bridle, as for a horse, that passes through the animal’s .
4.
a person, newspaper, etc., that conveys the opinions or sentiments of others; spokesperson.
5.
Slang. a lawyer, especially a criminal lawyer.
/ˈmaʊθˌpiːs/
noun
1.
the part of a wind instrument into which the player blows
2.
the part of a telephone receiver into which a person speaks
3.
the part of a container forming its mouth
4.
a person who acts as a spokesman, as for an organization
5.
a publication, esp a periodical, expressing the official views of an organization
6.
(boxing) another name for gumshield
n.

also mouth-piece, 1680s, “casting fitted on an open end of a pipe, etc.,” from mouth (n.) + piece (n.). Meaning “piece of a musical instrument that goes in the mouth” is from 1776. Sense of “one who speaks on behalf of others” is from 1805; in the specific sense of “lawyer” it is first found 1857.

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