Speak"er (?), n.
One who speaks.
One who utters or pronounces a discourse; usually, one who utters a speech in public; as, the man is a good speaker, or a bad speaker
. (b) One who is the mouthpiece of others; especially, one who presides over, or speaks for, a delibrative assembly, preserving order and regulating the debates; as, the Speaker
of the House of Commons, originally, the mouthpiece of the House to address the king; the Speaker
of a House of Representatives.
A book of selections for declamation.
© Webster 1913.