- an apparatus in which a gas is heated to very high temperatures by means of a shock wave, usually for spectroscopic investigation of the natures and reactions of the resulting radicals and excited molecules
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As he walked he kept his gaze covertly on that shock-tube that dangled in the leader's grasp.
The Rogan leader, two of his surviving arms propping feebly against the bench, was pointing a shock-tube squarely at him!
While the Rogan leader was still several feet away, she retrieved the shock-tube.