Definition for speaker (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for speaker
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At a press conference today with Scalise, Speaker Boehner again defended him.
House rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.
Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If 29 vote for someone else, the race for speaker goes to a second ballot for the first time in almost 100 years.
Here the speaker directed a lowering glance at Lt. Heidt, who was moving towards the table.Dry Fish and Wet|Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
"Aw, them big ranches make me mad," announced the first speaker.
The speaker, it will be seen, is supposed to be a young Spanish lady.Clare Avery|Emily Sarah Holt
All this in smothered tones, as if the speaker was shut up in a cupboard with a blanket over his head.Cutlass and Cudgel|George Manville Fenn
Hannah is the speaker, and her words are few and well chosen.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
British Dictionary definitions for speaker (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for speaker (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for speaker
c.1300, "one who speaks," agent noun from speak (v.). First applied to "person who presides over an assembly" c.1400, from Anglo-French (late 14c.). In reference to the English Parliament, Sir Thomas de Hungerford apparently was the first.