gumshield vs mouthpiece what difference

what is difference between gumshield and mouthpiece

English

Etymology

gum +‎ shield

Noun

gumshield (plural gumshields)

  1. (Britain) A mouthguard to protect the teeth and gums during physical activity.


English

Etymology

mouth +‎ piece

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʊθˌpiːs/

Noun

mouthpiece (plural mouthpieces)

  1. A part of any device that functions in or near the mouth, especially:
    1. The part of a telephone that is held close to the mouth.
    2. The part of a wind instrument that is held in or against the mouth.
  2. A spokesman; one who speaks on behalf of someone else.
    The novel’s protagonist serves as a mouthpiece for the author’s political views.
  3. (slang) A lawyer for the defense.

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