flash·​tube | \ ˈflash-ˌt(y)üb How to pronounce flashtube (audio) \

Definition of flashtube

: a gas discharge tube that produces very brief intense flashes of light and is used especially in photography

Examples of flashtube 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, "“The Hills: New Beginnings” and Our Warped American Reality," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of flashtube

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Flashtube.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flashtube. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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