flashcube

noun
flash·​cube | \ ˈflash-ˌkyüb How to pronounce flashcube (audio) \

Definition of flashcube

: a cubical device incorporating four flashbulbs

Examples of flashcube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These were the dark days of telephone booths (and long distance charges), rabbit-ear TV antennas wrapped with tinfoil to enhance reception, and cameras with flashcubes perched on top. Southern Living, "6 Places Southerners Went to Be "In the Know" Before Facebook," 2 July 2018 These were the dark days of telephone booths (and long distance charges), rabbit-ear TV antennas wrapped with tinfoil to enhance reception, and cameras with flashcubes perched on top. Southern Living, "6 Places Southerners Went to Be "In the Know" Before Facebook," 2 July 2018 How about the mysterious man who stepped just inside the turnstiles at a 125th Street station one day in October 1988 with a pipe bomb under each arm, four small batteries and two flashcubes for triggers? Jim Dwyer, New York Times, "In a Bombing’s Aftermath, Doubling Down on the Everyday," 11 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flashcube.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of flashcube

1965, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flashcube

Time Traveler for flashcube

Time Traveler

The first known use of flashcube was in 1965

See more words from the same year

Statistics for flashcube

Cite this Entry

“Flashcube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flashcube. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on flashcube

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for flashcube

Comments on flashcube

What made you want to look up flashcube? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!