Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece Mouth"piece`, n. 1. The part of a musical or other instrument to which the mouth is applied in using it; as, the mouthpiece of a bugle, or of a tobacco pipe. [1913 Webster]

2. An appendage to an inlet or outlet opening of a pipe or vessel, to direct or facilitate the inflow or outflow of a fluid. [1913 Webster]

3. One who delivers the opinion of others or of another; a spokesman; as, the mouthpiece of his party. [1913 Webster]

Egmont was imprudent enough to make himself the mouthpiece of their remonstrance. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: A person's lawyer. [slang]

Note: This is a term that was used sometimes in old movies. When a tough bad guy was arrested he might say ``I ain't sayin' nothin' without my mouthpiece!'' [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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