- a tube for conveying the voice over a somewhat limited distance, as from one part of a building or ship to another.
Origin of speaking tube
Examples from the Web for speaking tube
Historical Examples of speaking tube
"I've been looking him up," growled Jamison through the speaking-tube.
Could the pipe be used as a speaking-tube when the water was turned off?A Master of Mysteries
L. T. Meade
Tranter spoke some instructions through the speaking-tube to the chauffeur.The Crooked House
"That ought to do," he muttered as he blew down a speaking-tube.The Grell Mystery
Everything seemed to be done with a bell, a speaking-tube or a crank.Rudder Grange
Frank R. Stockton
- a tube or pipe for conveying a person's voice from one room, area, or building to another