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gas tube

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noun
  1. an electron tube the envelope of which contains a highly rarefied gas.

Origin of gas tube

First recorded in 1805–15
Also called discharge tube.
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  • To supplement their scanty stock of rifles, they made some hand-guns of gas-tube.

    The Inhabitants of the Philippines

    Frederic H. Sawyer