- 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