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speaking tube

a tube for conveying the voice over a somewhat limited distance, as from one part of a building or ship to another.
1825-35 Unabridged
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  • One such convenience was a speaking tube running from the sergeant's desk to the head of the night driver's bed.
  • Several lengths of speaking tube, such as you find in apartment houses, were used in the radiator.
British Dictionary definitions for speaking tube

speaking tube

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