A mount, also referred to as a mountpoint, is a designated URL hosted on a streaming server that serves as a connection gateway for both broadcasters and listeners. 

For broadcasters, the mount functions as an entry point through which they can transmit streaming audio from their encoder to the server. 

On the other hand, for listeners, connecting to the mount allows them to access streaming audio content delivered via an HTTP stream. In this realm, the terms mount and stream are often used interchangeably.