picture tube

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  1. a cathode-ray tube with a screen at one end on which images are reproduced.

Origin of picture tube

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby picture tube

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How to use picture tube in a sentence

  • 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

  1. another name for television tube

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