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picture tube

a cathode-ray tube with a screen at one end on which images are reproduced.
Origin of picture tube
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Art hoped it wouldn't be the picture tube; that wasn't covered in his service policy, and those tubes in that size cost money.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • In the picture tube there was a stir, then she sat up and looked around in a sort of daze.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • The brain energy by itself can't take the 147 place of a picture tube in a TV receiver.

British Dictionary definitions for picture tube

picture tube

another name for television tube
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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