speaking tube


noun

a tube for conveying the voice over a somewhat limited distance, as from one part of a building or ship to another.

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Origin of speaking tube

First recorded in 1825–35
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speaking tube

noun

a tube or pipe for conveying a person's voice from one room, area, or building to another
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