flash tube


variants or less commonly flashtube
plural flash tubes also flashtubes
: a gas discharge tube that produces very brief intense flashes of light and is used especially in photography

Examples of flash tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pratt and his wife, Heidi Montag, are a couple whose bond was forged in the crucible of a paparazzo’s flashtube. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, 17 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flash tube was in 1945

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“Flash tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flash%20tube. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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