picture tube


Definition of picture tube

: a cathode-ray tube on which the picture appears in a television

Examples of picture tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The secret of this miniature affair is a new-type picture tube, only one inch in diameter and six inches long. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 29 July 2021 Factory workers here made typewriters for Remington Rand, television picture tubes for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Sikorsky helicopters for the U.S. military. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of picture tube

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of picture tube was in 1937

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picture tube

picture window

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“Picture tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture%20tube. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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