drawtube

[ draw-toob, -tyoob ]
/ ˈdrɔˌtub, -ˌtyub /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. drawn-out,
  2. drawplate,
  3. drawshave,
  4. drawsheet,
  5. drawstring,
  6. dray,
  7. dray horse,
  8. drayage,
  9. drayhorse,
  10. draying

Origin of drawtube

First recorded in 1890–95; draw + tube

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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
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