Dictionary.com

drawtube

[ draw-toob, -tyoob ]
/ ˈdrɔˌtub, -ˌtyub /
Save This Word!

noun
a tube sliding within another tube, as the tube carrying the eyepiece in a microscope.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of drawtube

First recorded in 1890–95; draw + tube
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for drawtube

drawtube
/ (ˈdrɔːˌtjuːb) /

noun
a tube, such as one of the component tubes of a telescope, fitting coaxially within another tube through which it can slide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK