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A flexible speaking tube used for one-way communication between individual compartments or cockpits of an airplane.

[After Gosport, municipal borough of southern England, the site of the training facility of the British air force where it was invented.]
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(Placename) a town in S England, in Hampshire on Portsmouth harbour: naval base since the 16th century. Pop: 69 348 (2001)
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Coun Graham Burgess, deputy leader of Gosport Borough Council, said: "Everyone has their own views.
Gosport Borough Council says that, if the mats aren't removed, the tenants would be breaking the terms of their lease, which states no objects should be placed in communal areas.
Gosport Borough Council and Hampshire Police have launched an investigation after the bogus tickets were placed on vehicles parked in Gosport town centre.
At first the pranks were treated as harmless fun but now Gosport Borough Council, in Hampshire, have vowed to prosecute those responsible for littering if it happens again.
Coun GrahamBurgess, of Gosport Borough Council, which has supported the campaign, said the victory showed the Home Office should re-think its approach.