Definition of spokesman
: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
spokesmanshipplay \ˈspōks-mən-ˌship\ noun
Examples of spokesman in a Sentence
A White House spokesman answered questions from the reporters.
a spokesman for the cattle industry
Recent Examples of spokesman from the Web
Agency spokesman Mike Lee said the authority has not yet responded to Briggs' letter demanding a halt to some of its closed-door gatherings.
No new talks on restrictions are planned, U.S. spokesman says The U.S. should expand the use of bomb-sniffing dogs and screening technology to avoid a sweeping ban on electronic devices that would pummel business travel, an airline group said.
Following the incident, the juvenile was transported to John H. Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 11:50 a.m. Oak Park village spokesman David Powers said police are investigating how the teen got to Stroger Hospital.
Robert Purvis, a spokesman for the blood center, said reaching an agreement was a complicated process.
A spokesman for the state said Vermont is on a pace to have fewer reports this year, but the number has picked up in the past couple weeks.
Plans for the pavilion will be released soon, with renovation to possibly begin around Labor Day, a spokesman for Pavilion Partners said.
Hospital spokesman Clayton Warren said emergency crews transported the injured from Friday’s partial collapse at a construction site in Oakland to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and two other hospitals.
A Portland police spokesman didn't immediately return an email seeking information about whether Christian is suspected in the stabbing.
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Origin and Etymology of spokesman
probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak
First Known Use: 1537See Words from the same year
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Definition of spokesman for English Language Learners
: someone who speaks for or represents a person, company, etc.
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