drawtube

[ draw-toob, -tyoob ]

noun
  1. a tube sliding within another tube, as the tube carrying the eyepiece in a microscope.

Origin of drawtube

1
First recorded in 1890–95; draw + tube

Words Nearby drawtube

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British Dictionary definitions for drawtube

drawtube

/ (ˈdrɔːˌtjuːb) /


noun
  1. a tube, such as one of the component tubes of a telescope, fitting coaxially within another tube through which it can slide

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